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Description: Hummer Farmhouse
Date Listed: 11 July 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 105725
OS Grid Reference: ST5889319758
OS Grid Coordinates: 358893, 119758
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9758, -2.5869
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ST 51 NE HUMMER
4/184 Hummer Farmhouse
Detached farmhouse. Late C15 open hall, west half of house, ceiled in
late C16, when stacks inserted. Extended to the east in mid C17, and with
north-east service wing also mid C17, altered C19. North-west service wing,
former cider-house and store added in late C18, or later. Dressed stone walls
Ham to front range and blue lias to N.W. range. Rubble-stone walls to N.E.
range. Thatch roof with gable ends and stone gable-copings. Roman-tile roof
to N.E. range. Stone stacks with cornices at left hand gable, and at ridge,
right of centre; brick stack at right hand gable. Two storeys and attics.
4 windows to front range (first floor). 4-light hollow-chamfered stone
mullions with separate labels over, wooden casements and fixed glazed lights.
3-light mullions over, without labels. Front doorway, left of centre, with
moulded jambs and depressed-arch head. Separate label over. Door is wood
and with glazed lights in upper half. Panelled reveals to doorway. N.E.
wing has C20 stack on rear gable. 2-light wood casements with wood cills
and lintels. Large back door into former yard, plank. N.W. wing, has 3
windows to west, 3-light wood casements, with wood cills and lintels.
2-light French window at centre is C20. Interior: earliest feature is
reset mid Cl2 doorway, from central hall to right end room, facing east.
Doorway has stone nook-shafts, and small scallop-capitals with T-shaped
cushions. Round arch of 8 voussoirs with roll-moulding, open chevron with
a berry at centre of each face, outer roll-moulding. Details are in good
condition. Ceiling-beams; central hall has 6-compartmented ceiling, with
4½ in. flat chamfers, east room has 3 cross-beams with 4½ in. flat chamfers.
Fireplaces: in west room (parlour) small open fireplace with moulded stone
jambs, stopped and depressed-arch head, C16. Hall, large fireplace and
abutting front wall, with straight-chamfered jambs and original straight-
chamfered cambered wood lintel, rough stone hearth, C16. East room has
renewed chamfered cut-stone jambs and cambered wood lintel, C20. Oven or
stair positions removed. First floor, west bedroom, Ham stone fireplace
with moulded jambs and depressed-arch head, late C16. Straight-chamfered
ceiling-beams. Roofs: front range has heavy collar-beam construction
face-pegged. Solid masonry wall within the roof, towards east end, marking
former gable end of house. N.W. wing has C18 collar beam construction with
halved collars and diagonal struts to tie beams, through-purlins. Flagstone
floors in Hall and west room. Attached brick and stone walls, coped to front
garden, with central gate-entrance, C17. (RCHM, Dorset I, p 259(10)).
Listing NGR: ST5889319758
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Source: English Heritage
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