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Forge Cottage Spring Cottage Including Linked Barn to East, Tolpuddle

Description: Forge Cottage Spring Cottage Including Linked Barn to East

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 January 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 106368

OS Grid Reference: SY7933294462
OS Grid Coordinates: 379332, 94462
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7494, -2.2943

Location: Main Road, Tolpuddle, Dorset DT2 7EW

Locality: Tolpuddle
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT2 7EW

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Listing Text

(South Side)

15/179 Forge Cottage and
Spring Cottage
26.1.56 including linked
barn to east
(formerly listed as
'Spring cottage')


Pair of semi-detached cottages, with linked barn. Early C17, altered.
Forge Cottage, at left end, of 2 builds. Plastered walls, thatched roof to
original (right) section, slate roof to later - probably C18, left section.
One brick stack at east end, one at junction with Spring Cottage. Buttress
at junction of 2 sections. Left section 2 storeyed. One sash with glazing
bars on each floor. Right section of one storey and attic. Ground floor
has one casement with glazing bars, and one window with bottom hung fanlight
and vertical bars only. Attic has one dormer with centre horizontal bar.
At left end, a single storey range links house to barn. Flush door in
this. Barn has cob walls on brick base, and thatched roof hipped at left
end. In thatched section of house, ground floor has large open fireplace
with timber lintel and deep chamfered ceiling beam. Spring Cottage has
walls part brick, part plastered cob. Thatched roof, hipped at right end.
Door with glass panel. Ground floor has one casement with glazing bars.
Attic has one half dormer with similar casement. At right end, a single
storey brick lean-to with corrugated sheet roof. Interior not inspected,
but according to RCHM this contains an original doorway with 4-centred head,
and stop-chamfered ceiling beams. Roof of upper cruck construction. (RCHM
Monument 4. Dorset Vol III)

Listing NGR: SY7933294462

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Source: English Heritage

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