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Description: Font Le Roi
Date Listed: 11 July 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 104805
OS Grid Reference: ST6720613620
OS Grid Coordinates: 367206, 113620
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9211, -2.4679
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ST 61 SE FOLKE
2/82 11-7-51 Font le Roi
Originally a gatehouse, now a farmhouse. Gatehouse C15, south-western
range c 1600 with extensive C18 alterations. Gatehouse range: coursed
rubble walls with gable-ended tiled roof having stone slate verges and
an end brick stack. Large gate opening on timber beams. To the left
of this opening is a blocked 2-centred, chamfered stone archway with
continuous jambs. Above is a single-light rectangular window with
chamfered jambs. There is a similar window over the gateway. To the
right the range is largely obscured by C19 additions although part of
anorth C15 window is visible. C17 range: coursed rubble walls with
2 forward projecting wings. Stone-slated, hipped roofs with brick
stacks at the intersections between wings and main range. Space
between the wings is filled with C18 brickwork. Ground floor left has
a 3-light, straight shamfered stone mullioned window with leaded-lights.
Above is C20 2-light casement with horizontal glazing bars. The C18
infill has a flush panelled door with a rectangular fanlight below and
a 2-light casement with leaded-lights above. Ground floor right has an
8-light window returned around ends of the wing. The outer 4-lights
are blocked. Ovolo moulded mullions with leaded-lights and cornice
over. Above is a similar 3-light window with returned label. Rear of
the house largely remodelled in the C18. Internally the south-west
room has a C17 moulded plaster ceiling restored in 1938. (RCHM).
RCHM, Dorset Vol, I, p 113, no 4. Newman J and Pevsner N, The Buildings
of England: Dorset. Penguin, 1972, p 207.
Listing NGR: ST6720613620
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Source: English Heritage
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