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Cowden Farmhouse, Charminster

Description: Cowden Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 106199

OS Grid Reference: SY6776793998
OS Grid Coordinates: 367767, 93998
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7447, -2.4582

Location: A352, Charminster, Dorset DT2 9RN

Locality: Charminster
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT2 9RN

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Listing Text


SY 69 SE

7/11 Cowden House

- II

Detached farmhouse. Mid C17, with C16 windows inserted in C20. C19
extension by one bay to west. Random flint rubble walls. Thatch roof,
gabled at east end and hipped at west end. Brickstacks just in from hip
apex and at east gable. 1½ storeys. 3 windows originally, now four.
Fenestration: 2:2: door: 2:3 lights. Inserted Ham stone mullions with
large hollow chamfers and 4-centred heads. Iron casements with lead lights,
including considerable releading. West window in additional bay - square
headed lights. All ground floor windows have separate returned labels
over. Large 2-light eyebrow dormers aligned with the windows below, C20
casements with horizontal glazing bars. Front doorway originally left of
centre, now at centre, C18 brick jambs, plank door with one glazed light in
a wood frame. Interior: 3 unit plan originally with unheated central
room. Cross passage survives, with remains of plank and muntin
partitioning. Dog-leg stair now on rear wall of former central room. Open
fireplace in east room has stone jambs made up from C16 window frames and
mullions, and corbels. Chamfered wood lintel over. False access to bread
oven created C20. Heavy chamfered ceiling beams with stepped stops. (RCHM
Dorset III, p70(16)

Listing NGR: SY6776793998

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Source: English Heritage

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