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Description: West Knighton Farmhouse
Date Listed: 26 January 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 105968
OS Grid Reference: SY7320987672
OS Grid Coordinates: 373209, 87672
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6881, -2.3806
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SY 78 NW WEST KNIGHTON
6/76 West Knighton
Detached house. Early C18 cove, with much internal alteration and
refenestration, early C19. Brick walls in English bond with a first
floor plat band. Slate roof with gable ends. C19 brick stacks at north
gable, and on ridge at centre. Plan: the house comprises an entrance
wall and staircase flanked by two heated rooms with a kitchen, beyond one
of them giving a long straight range divided into four compartments.
Two storeys and attics. West elevation has 6 windows and one window
to former cheese room, rebuilt sash windows with cambered brick arches.
Porch, left of centre, C20, brick walls and with a gabled slate roof.
Outer door panelled and glazed C20. Inner door, 6 flush panels and a
fan light over C19. The south end of the house formerly contained a cheese
room and dairy. The Richards family had a seat here built by James
Richards Esq, in late C17. (R.C.H.M. Dorset II, p.137 (3). Hutchins,
History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset, Vol II, p.498).
Listing NGR: SY7320987672
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Source: English Heritage
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