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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: WEST COURT

List entry Number: 1291026

Location

WEST COURT, WALKERS LANE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
Isle of WightUnitary AuthorityShorwell

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 21-Jul-1951

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 393230

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History

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Details

SHORWELL

SZ48SE WALKERS LANE 1354-0/9/349 West Court 21/07/51

GV II*

Manaor house, now farmhouse. East wing said to date from c.1500, main portion dates from 1579, South west wing and projections form north front early C17. Built of Isle of Wight stone rubble with ashlar dressings. Mainly tiled roof with lower courses of stone slates. Stone base to chimneys with stacks of red brick. Half H plan with projection from north front. 2 storeys and attics in gable end. North front now faces the garden but was originally the principal front. 2 storeys and attics in gables, 6 windows. To the west end are 2 gables with stone coping and kneelers. 2 blocked double mullioned attic windows. 1st floor has two 3-light stone mullioned windows with central single mullioned window between them. Ground floor has on left side a 4 light mullioned window and on the right side a 3 light mullioned window with relieving arches. Central C18 doorcase with flat wooden hood on brackets. Deep plinth. Return to west has similar gable with more elaborate kneelers and 1 triple mullioned window. To the east end of the north front is a 2 storey projection added in the early C17 with gables facing north and east with stone coping and kneelers. 1 stone mullioned window each. In the western angle of this projection is a c.1579 smaller square projection which forms a porch with room over. This was the central feature of the north front before the early C17 east addition was made. Stone stringcourse, cornice and parapet. Obtusely pointed doorway facing west (probably originally facing north) with doorcase behind with the initials I L (standing for either John Leigh or John Lisle) and a C16 3 panelled oak door. South east wing has 3 windows, 1 original mullioned window, th other C18 with brick surrounds. Central chimneystack with 3 square brick stacks, also a chimneystack in the angle between the south west and north wing. South end was originally a brewhouse on the ground floor with cheese room above. South west wing is shorter than the south west with one gable facing west, another facing south and one other mullioned window. Chimneystack with 2 square brick chimneystacks. South front has 4 windows, mainly stone mullioned windows but replaced on ground floor by C19 casements. 2 modern doors and obtusely pointed stone doorcase to west front of south east projection. The chief feature is a projecting external stone chimneybreast with 2 brick stacks set diagonally. (V.C.H. Hampshire and the Isle of Wight: 278; C W R Winter: The Manor Houses of the Isle of Wight: 158).

Listing NGR: SZ4517682752

Selected Sources

  1. Book  Reference - Author: Winter, CWR - Title: The Manor Houses of the Isle of Wight - Page References: 158
  2. Book  Reference - Author: Doubleday, AH - Title: The Victoria History of the County of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight - Date: 1912 - Volume: 5 - Page References: 278

National Grid Reference: SZ 45176 82752

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