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Manor Farmhouse and Attached Cottage at Rear, Melbury Osmond

Description: Manor Farmhouse and Attached Cottage at Rear

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 105841

OS Grid Reference: ST5741407702
OS Grid Coordinates: 357414, 107702
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8672, -2.6065

Location: Meads Close, Melbury Osmond, Dorset DT2 0LU

Locality: Melbury Osmond
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT2 0LU

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Listing Text

Manor Farmhouse
8/93 and attached
cottage at rear
Detached Farmhouse. Early C16, with C19 alterations to rear pitch of roof, and
C19 cottage. Coursed rubble-stone walls. Thatch roof, half-hipped at left
hand, and hipped at right hand. Slate roofed rear pitch of farmhouse with
outshut. C20 brick stacks at ridge, left of centre, C18 stone stack right of
centre, backing onto cross-passage. 1 1/2 storeys. 3 windows, 3-light cast-iron
casements with glazing-bars to ground floor. 3-light iron casements with
lead lights to first floor, in pegged wood frames. These are eyebrow dormers.
Front door, right of centre, flush-panelled with 2 top lights, C19. Trelliswork
wood porch with cornice over. Attached stabling has rubble-stone wall to east
front, west front has a plank door at centre with dressed stone voussoirs,
2-light cast-iron casement beside. Left door over. Interior of farmhouse:
central room has C16 cross of ceiling beams in four large compartments, with
a hollow-chamfer, roll, and smaller hollow chamfer. Wood boss at the inter-
section carved with a Tudor rose, C16. Inner room has a deep-chamfered ceiling-
beam, with stepped stops. Open fireplaces not visible. Roof: plastered-over
jointed crucks. Cottage immediately to rear (? for dairyman), rubble-stone
walls. Thatch roof, hipped. Brick stack at ridge, centre. One storey. Two windows
to lane, a 3-light cast-iron casement, and a C20 fixed window. The compartmented
ceiling having a central carved boss is an unusual feature.
(RCHM. Dorset I, p.160(7))

Listing NGR: ST5741407702

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Source: English Heritage

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