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South Eggardon Farmhouse, Askerswell

Description: South Eggardon Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 7 August 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 105036

OS Grid Reference: SY5358093749
OS Grid Coordinates: 353580, 93749
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7415, -2.6592

Location: Askerswell, Dorset DT2 9EP

Locality: Askerswell
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT2 9EP

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Listing Text


3/16 South Eggardon
7-8-52 Farmhouse

- II*

Detached Farmhouse. C16, or earlier, core, with early C17 north east
range (services and Dairy House). C17 south east range and c.C19
extension to original house at north end. Coursed, dressed stone
walls. Slate roofs with stone gable-copings and moulded kneelers.
C20 brick stacks at left hand gable, left of centre (ridge), right
hand gable. 2 storeys. 4 windows, and one window for dairy
extension at left hand. 4-light stone-mullion windows (ovolo-moulds)
to ground floor. 3-light windows of same design above, C20 metal
casements with lead lights. Continuous string over the ground floor
windows, not returned. Cl7 stone porch, just left of centre, gabled
to front and with a slate roof. Door in right hand side, with
ovolo-moulded arrises and a square head. Raised label over large
lintel block. C2O door with 9 recess panels. Porch has 3- and 2-
light mullions, both with labels. Left hand Dairy end: lower, with
a hipped slate roof. Right hand gable-end has a projecting stack
with 2 set-offs on the east side. Small single-light window at
first floor level. North-east range, at right angles: rubble-stone
base with chalk block above, stone quoins. Slate roof with stone
gable-copings. 2 brick stacks, one at centre ridge, other at end
gable (c.C18). 2 storeys. 4 windows, much renewed fenestration,
2-light wooden casements with glazing-bars. Plank door on north wall
at centre, c.Cl9, South-east range, shorter, c.C17, same materials
and copings. Two C2O brick stacks, on ridge and at end gable. 2
storeys. 2 windows, 3-light stone mullion windows (ovolo), each
with separate labels. C20 door, with 6 panels, at west end of range
(south side), at junction with the early core. Interior: north to
south, former lower end room, cross-passage on porch axis, Hall,
Parlour. Hall: large open fireplace with moulded stone jambs and
square head (backs on to cross-passage). Compartmented ceiling
with unusual ceiling-beam mouldings, Cl6. Parlour: similar open
fireplace on to gable embrasure, compartmented ceiling-beams, C16
of simpler profile. Plank-and-muntins screen of c.C16 date, with a
reset wooden depressed-arch doorhead. Fine C.Cl7 door, of 2 recess
panels with moulded surrounds, from Hall into cross-passage. Latch.
Remains of compartmented ceiling-beams upstairs. North east range:
Bakehouse and service extension of C17, possibly Dairy-House at far
end. Large open fireplace survives to first rear room. Rear
passage joining two back ranges, 1937.
RCHM Dorset I, p 13(11).

Listing NGR: SY5358093749

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Source: English Heritage

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