MAPPERTON HOUSE

   
Manor House. Mid C16 (north range), early-mid C17 (main front), mid C18 refashioning of north range, modern alterations. Ashlar stone walls, stone slab and slate roofs. Stone gable-copings. Square and spiral stone stacks on ridge, and north gable-end. Main front, early C17. 2 storeys with attics. 7 windows, 2-light mullion-and-transom type with square heads, (ovolo moulds). End bays are projecting and 3-sided, with same features. Stone balustraded parapet, probably C18. 3 C20 dormers, with hipped roofs. Projecting, two-storey porch at centre, with altered outer archway (depressed-arch). Achievement- of-arms of Brodrepp over,and 2-light window above this. Side-walls of the porch each have two internal niches with shell-heads. Scratched initials and date R.B. (Richards Brodrepp) 1666. Re-set C16 inner doorway: moulded jambs and depressed arch in a square head. Morgan crest in the spandrels. North range, c.1500 by Robert Morgan, refashioned north wall, c.1760. South wall has 3- and 4-light stone mullions, with 4-centred heads. Top window of 4-lights is a gabled dormer, with twisted pinnacles, possibly C19. Clasping octagonal buttresses at corners of the range, with spiral pinnacles, with griffin and lion terminals. North wall, refaced and given sashes with moulded architraves. Centre bay brought forward, cutting the C16 plinth mouldings. 5 bays total. Doorway at centre, with moulded architrave and volute brackets with pediment over. South-east block, formerly detached, C17, with modern attachments to house. Service-buildings. Same details: of 2-light mullions with separate labels. Service doorway with corridor through, from south wall. C20 walling, and muniment room links Dining Room to Chancel of church. Interior: kitchen wing at rear of C17 house, large open fireplace with straight-chamfered jambs and depressed arch head. Dining Room: bolection-moulded Panelling with heavy entablature and cornice. Similarly moulded stone fireplace. Former external doorway, C17, with oak draw-bar. Entrance, passage with C17 screenwork with large baluster posts altered by insertion of modern doorways. Hall: early C17 artwented panelling. Fireplace with moulded jambs and depressed-arch head, early C17. Plaster overmantel brought from Melplash in 1909. opining into north-west bay-window, stone, round arch with panelled keystone, responds and Ionic pilasters. Drawing Room: bolection-moulded panelling, early C18. Mid Cl8 fireplace with rococo scrollwork and birds. Important late C16 ceiling, of geometrical rib design, with fleur-de-lis and coats-of-arms. Room over Drawing Room, w
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