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Date Listed: 11 July 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 105732
OS Grid Reference: ST5967618606
OS Grid Coordinates: 359676, 118606
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9655, -2.5756
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ST 5818-5918 RIGG LANE (west side)
Detached house. C16 north part and north-east range. Extended in 1658
to south by Anthony Gundry (datestone an S.E. wing with A.G. 1658). Coursed
rubble-stone walls with dressed stone for door and windows. Clay-tile roofs,
with stone gable-copings. Ashlar stone stacks with projecting cornices at
left hand gable, ridge centre, backing onto door passage, and on the two
front gables, 2 storeys and attics. 3 windows to front range, of 2, 2, and
4 lights, with ovolo-moulded stone mullions with separate labels. C20 metal
casements with lead lights. The flanking ranges each have 4-light mullions.
Front doorway, at centre, has moulded jambs and depressed-arch in a square
head with a label. Door is plank and studded with strap-hinges, C17.
Labels over all openings. South gable end has 2 small windows with
triangular heads and moulded cornices, to ground and first floor. West
(rear) elevation, 2 storeys. 6 windows of 2, 3 and 4 lights with ovolo-
moulded stone mullions and separate returned labels. Reset doorway has
moulded jambs and depressed-arch in square head. Label over. Plank door,
studded. Interior: Drawing room has a late C16 ceiling divided by moulded
and plastered beams into 6 bays. Each bay has ribs forming a geometrical
design with foliage sprays and centre-pieces. C17 panelling, reset.
Room in north-east wing has a plaster ceiling of about the same date, with
a lozenge-design of ribs with floral and foliage sprays at the angles.
The plaster frieze has a continuous design of conventional flowers and
a length with vine scroll. Some C17 panelling. The south end of the
Dining Room is a late C17 container or rack for bacon, the wide fireplace
has been opened out. First floor has two fireplaces with depressed-arch
heads. Above one of them is a plaster panel with conventional enrichment.
(RCHM, Dorset I, p 259(9)).
Listing NGR: ST5967618606
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