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Iles Farm House Including Front Boundary Wall, Leigh

Description: Iles Farm House Including Front Boundary Wall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 8 October 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 106067

OS Grid Reference: ST6214608598
OS Grid Coordinates: 362146, 108598
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8756, -2.5394

Location: 2 Field Cottages, Leigh DT9 6HW

Locality: Leigh
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT9 6HW

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There is also a scheduled monument, Medieval Standing Cross 320m East of St Andrew's Church, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

(North side)

9/49 Iles Farm House,
including front
boundary wall


Farmhouse. Late C16-early C17. Coursed rubble stone walls, slate roof with
stone eaves courses and coped gables, brick end stacks. 2 storeys. At right
end, a slightly lower C17 extension. C20 part-glazed door in stone surround,
with hoodmould. Just right of this, a small blocked circular window - former
stair light. Ground floor has two 4-light stone mullioned windows with
hoodmoulds. First floor has 3 similar 3-light windows - all with hollow-
chamfered mullions. Also on first floor, a 2-light ovolo-mullioned window
over doorway. In right-hand extension, a part-glazed C20 door. Ground
floor has one 3-light ovolo-mullioned window. One metal casement on first
floor. Internally, ground floor room in extension has large open fireplace
with timber lintel and one timber jamb. One deep chamfered ceiling beam. In
the original house, right ground floor room has large open fireplace, part
built up, with timber lintel and stone jambs. Moulded ceiling beams - possibly
re-used from former compartmented ceiling. Entrance hall has heavy plank and
muntin partition at rear, with open balustrade in upper part-turned balusters.
Door with cambered head. Plank and muntin partition between hall and left
room. Left room has deep chamfered ceiling beam, and large open fireplace
with moulded timber lintel and stone jambs. Square newels with shaped tops
at head of stair. Plank and muntin partition on first floor. Low front
boundary wall of rubble stone. RCHM Monument 5 (Dorset. Vol. I) (wrongly
described here as "Cross Farm").( R Machin. "The Houses of Yetminst-er".
University of Bristol. 1978.)

Listing NGR: ST6214608598

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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