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Description: 42, Rigg Lane
Date Listed: 31 July 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 105733
OS Grid Reference: ST5968218674
OS Grid Coordinates: 359682, 118674
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9661, -2.5755
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ST 5818-5918 RIGG LANE (west side)
18/192 No. 42 (formerly listed
31.7.61 as nos. 42 and 43)
Former farmhouse and byre, now cottage and smithy. Mid C16 with C17 and C18
alterations. Dressed stone walls. Thatch roof to cottage, clay-tile roofs
over right hand end of cottage, and over smithy. Two storeys. 4 windows,
straight-chamfered stone mullions, left and right of door, with separate
labels over, iron casements with lead lights. Ovolo-moulded wood mullions
in pegged, wood frames, iron casements with lead lights. Wood lintels, at
left ground and left end, first floor, C17. All windows of 3-lights width.
Front door, right of centre, to tiled part, plank with a wood frame and
weatherboard, C19. Attached smithy at left hand end. Dressed stone walls and
Roman-tile roof. One storey. Large stable-door at right end, plank with
wood frame and lintel. Large sliding plank door at left hand end, this
part represents an extension to the byre. Interior: left hand room has
compartmented ceiling with straight-chamfered beams and wall-plates, cut
on soffits. Open fireplace with stone jambs, hacked about, and straight-
chamfered stone lintel, this backs onto a cross-passage with flagstones.
Right hand room has C18 fireplace with cambered brick arch and bread oven
in right hand side. Roof: left end under thatch has jointed-cruck trusses
and smoke-blackened timbers, former open-hall. In the C19 the cross-passage
was the shared corridor access to two cottages, one each side.
(RCHM, Dorset I, p 260(20)).
Listing NGR: ST5968218674
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Source: English Heritage
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