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Monks Cottage and Little Thatch

A Grade II Listed Building in Child Okeford, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.913 / 50°54'46"N

Longitude: -2.237 / 2°14'13"W

OS Eastings: 383437

OS Northings: 112642

OS Grid: ST834126

Mapcode National: GBR 1YL.R87

Mapcode Global: FRA 666P.GBP

Entry Name: Monks Cottage and Little Thatch

Listing Date: 24 June 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1171742

English Heritage Legacy ID: 103101

Location: Child Okeford, North Dorset, Dorset, DT11

County: Dorset

District: North Dorset

Civil Parish: Child Okeford

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Childe Okeford

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


ST 83l2 HIGH STREET (West Side)

9/14 Monks Cottage and Little Thatch


House, now 2 cottages. Early C16 or earlier. Remodelled C17 and refaced. C18
and C19. Brick (End gable of Monks Cottage in C18 English bond with some burnt
headers with chainage work under end gable. Little Thatch in C18 Flemish bond with
some burnt headers. Monks Cottage in C19 Flemish bond). Upper floor of Monks
Cottage partly in C17 timber framing. Monks Cottage has C20 tiled roof, Little
Thatch is thatched. End brick stacks to each cottage. 2 storeys, irregular
fenestration. Windows are mainly 5-light casements with horizontal glazing bars.
Monks Cottage has a C17 canted, dormer, oriel window to the upper floor right.
This is supported on a scrolled bracket and has a moulded cornice. Part-glazed
plank doors, left of centre to Monks Cottage and central in Little Thatch.
Internally there are C17 fireplaces with depressed 4-centred, chamfered bressummers
to the north end of each cottage. Living rooms have exposed, chamfered ceiling
beams and wall plates. The remains of 3, smoke-blackened true cruck trusses are
exposed in various locations. The house would appear to have originated as a
4-bay open-hall house of uncertain plan in the early C16 or earlier. This would
probably have been entirely of timber-frame construction. This house was then
ceiled and divided into 2 separate tenements in the C17 (The central stack serving
only one tenement). The cottages were then largely refaced in brick in the C18
and Monks Cottage was refaced again in the C19.

Listing NGR: ST8343712642

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