Mappowder Hunting Lodge

Has been described as a Possible Palace (Royal)

There are no visible remains

NameMappowder Hunting Lodge
Alternative Names
Historic CountryDorset
Modern AuthorityDorset
1974 AuthorityDorset
Civil ParishMappowder

A hunting-lodge is recorded at Mappowder, but the exact location is unknown. Hunting Lodge of the Royal Forest of Blakemore. (PastScape)

Gatehouse Comments

It would not be unreasonable to suppose the post-medieval house called Mappowder Court at ST738057 might be a successor to the hunting lodge, which could have been expected to act as the courthouse for the manor and forest. The RCHME state Mappowder Court 'stands on the site of the ancient seat of the Coker family' - however, as Blakemore seems to have been deforested at a fairly early date, it may be the Coker's took over the earlier lodge as their manor house. There do not appear to be any other possible sites in the area.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

This is a Grade 2* listed building protected by law

Historic England Scheduled Monument Number
Historic England Listed Building number(s)
Images Of England
Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceST738058
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  • RCHME, 1970, An inventory of historical monuments in the County of Dorset Vol. 3: central (HMSO) p. 145- no. 3 (Mappowder Court) online transcription
  • Hutchin, J., 1870 (3edn org. pub. 1774), History of Dorset Vol. 4 p. 518 (Facsimile edn by EP Publishing produced 1973)