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Description: Aller Farm House
Date Listed: 10 October 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 103432
OS Grid Reference: ST7670703068
OS Grid Coordinates: 376707, 103068
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8267, -2.3321
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In the entry for
Allen Farm House
The address shall be amended to read
Allen Farm House
ST70SE ALLER LANE LANE
2/19 Allen Farm House
Farm house. Originally 2 houses - possibly a unit system, linked by roofing
over a narrow passage between them. Left hand house late C15-early C16.
Right-hand house probably early C17 but altered, and extended to right in C18
or C19. Flint and rubble stone walls with some brick dressings. Hipped thatched
roof; brick stacks along ridge. 5 buttresses to front wall. Flush panel door
in C20 thatched porch. Ground floor has 9 casement windows, one with lead lights,
the rest with glazing bars; some in altered openings. Attic has 10 dormers, 5 with
lead lights, one with cast iron glazing, 4 with casements with glazing bars,
C20 2-storeyed rear extension in matching construction; also a small flat-roofed
extension. Left hand section originally an end-hall house, with 2-bay hall open
to the roof, and service rooms on right. Hall floored over and stack inserted,
early C17. This section retains 2 smoke-blackened jointed cruck trusses, the
centre turns off the hall with braced collar. Part of cruck post visible on
ground floor. Shouldered arched doorway on ground floor. Inserted stack has
stone jambs and timber lintel. Deep chamfered beams to inserted floor. Part of
a second inserted stack remains, with large open fireplace. In right-hand
section, some chamfered ceiling beams. Considerably restored c1980, but early
internal features retained. Front boundary wall of flint and brick. RCHM
Monument 26 (Dorset. Vol.III.)
Listing NGR: ST7670703068
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Source: English Heritage
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