Hooke Court, Hooke
Description: Hooke Court
Date Listed: 12 June 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 105454
OS Grid Reference: ST5310900421
OS Grid Coordinates: 353109, 100421
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8014, -2.6668
Location: Higher St Lane, Hooke, Dorset DT8 3NX
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ST 50 SW HOOKE HIGHER STREET LANE
2/129 Hooke Court
Country House in grounds, now St Francis School. Early and
later C17 south range, with rebuilding after Civil War fire.
C15 east range demolished 1965. North block, C18 addition to
main range, but with C19 refenestration. Coursed rubble-stone
walls on a chamfered plinth, divided by strings and C19 parapet.
Relieving arches over windows. Slate roofs with stone gable-
coping at left hand, and hipped at right hand. Stone stacks
at left hand gable, ridge centre and right hand end wall.
Three storeys. 5 windows to main west elevation, 3-light
stone-mullion windows, with 4-centred heads, regularly spaced
iron casements with single glass panes. Top storey windows
have square heads; one blocking with segmental head, right
of centre. 2 small blocked single lights. Porch at centre,
later C19 (probably 1873), ashlar diagonally-buttressed,
colonettes with capitals rising from set-off. Panelled parapet
with arms of Paulet at centre. 4-centred entrance arch in
square head, high label over. 2-leaf door with recess panels,
C19. South end wall, canted bay, 2 storeys, doorway with
keystone inscribed S 1873; one and two-light windows. Rear of
main block ashlar 6 windows with canted by at north end,
2-light cross-transomed (ovolos), C20 metal casements without
glazing-bars. No plinth. C15 east wing, all that survives is
4 metres of plinth moulding from main block, roll and hollow
chamfer under. North addition to main block, C18, much
altered C19. 2 storeys with pitched parapet at left hand,
3 windows, 2-light transomed windows with 4-centred heads,
canted bay at centre ground with moulded cornice and parapet.
Lower single-storey service range is included. Interior:
Fireplace in present staff room, late C15, brought in. Stone
with moulded jambs running into square head. Lintel block in
one. Three large quatrefoils in squares, left hand: patera;
centre: arms of Paulet; right, paterae. Roof construction of
main range: king-post with diagonal strutting and with iron
(RCHM Dorset IS, p126(2))
Listing NGR: ST5310900421
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Source: English Heritage
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