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Fiddleford Mill House, Sturminster Newton

Description: Fiddleford Mill House

Grade: I
Date Listed: 4 October 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 102405

OS Grid Reference: ST8008213580
OS Grid Coordinates: 380082, 113580
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9213, -2.2847

Location: Calf Close Lane, Sturminster Newton, Dorset DT10 2BX

Locality: Sturminster Newton
Local Authority: North Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT10 2BX

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There is also a scheduled monument, Fiddleford Manor, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text


5/78 Fiddleford Mill House
G.V. I

Manor House, now 2 houses probably for William Latimer. Late C14 hall and
solar with northward extensions to the solar in the C16 and C18 and some C17
remodelling. Coursed rubble, hall roof tiled, solar stone slated and long
north range slated with stone slate verges. Gable ends, ashlar dressings.
North range of 2 storeys. It has hollow chamfered stone mullioned windows of
1, 2 and 3-lights. Brick stacks at ridge and gable ends of hall. West porch
has a 'tudor' arch. Reused carved stonework incorporated in C18 addition.
The cusp arch-braced collar-beam roofs with cusped wind braces in the hall
and solar are outstanding. Hall has moulded, decorated screens passage doors,
and C16 fireplace. The solar has an undercroft with plank and muntin partitions
and other early woodwork. The north range has C16 fireplaces a C16 plaster
ceiling and stud partitions, together with other C16 and C17 woodwork. Scheduled
as an ancient monument. "RHCM, Dorset Vol III" HMSO, 1970, pp 271 - 276, no 4.
Newman, J and Pevsner, N "The Buildings of England: Dorset "Penguin, 1972,
pp 408 - 9.

Listing NGR: ST8008713570

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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