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Description: Hardy's Cottage
Date Listed: 26 January 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 106324
OS Grid Reference: SY7283692498
OS Grid Coordinates: 372836, 92498
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7315, -2.3862
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SY 79 SW HIGHER BOCKHAMPTON
8/136 Hardy's Cottage
Detached cottage. Left section c1800, right section c1840. Brick walls
with some flint banding - a facing on cob. Upper walls plastered cob.
Hipped thatched roof, roof of right section slightly lower. Brick end and
centre stacks. One storey and attic. Brick porch with shallow pitched lead
roof. Ledged door. Evidence of 2 blocked doors. Ground floor has 4
casements, 2 with glazing bars, 2 with lead lights. Attic has 3 slightly
dormered windows, 2 with glazing bars, one with lead lights. At right end a
single storey extension, of brick with slate roof. Small single storey,
timber extension on front of this. Internally, main ground floor room has
large open fireplace with timber lintel. Bread oven with access from room
on right. Old brick and stone floors. Early panelled doors, possibly
brought from elsewhere. Birthplace of Thomas Hardy in 1840, and built by
his great grandfather. Good unspoiled example of Dorset cottage. A
National Trust property. (RCHM Monument 8 Dorset Vol II)
Listing NGR: SY7283692498
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Source: English Heritage
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