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Description: Woodsford House
Date Listed: 26 January 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 106405
OS Grid Reference: SY7624890583
OS Grid Coordinates: 376248, 90583
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7144, -2.3378
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SY 78 NE
9/216 Woodsford House (formerly
listed as Woodsford Manor)
Farmhouse, possibly originally manor house. c1600 origin, altered and
enlarged to rear in C19. Original section has brick walls, mainly
roughcast, tiled roof, brick end stacks. L-shaped plan with rear wing at
right end. 2 storeys and attic. In centre a gabled projecting staircase
tower. This has, on ground floor, a 3-light stone mullioned window with
lead lights, under hoodmould. Similar 2-light window on first floor.
Similar 2-light window in attic, without hoodmould. Left of the tower, on
ground floor, a 5-light stone mullioned window with lead lights, under
hoodmould, and a deeper - possibly altered, similar 2-light window. On
first floor, one 4-light and one 3-light similar window. Right of the
tower, on ground floor, one similar deep 4-light window, - possibly altered.
On each side of this a single light window with diamond lead lights, and
hoodmould. On first floor a similar 4-light window with cast iron glazing.
Right of the main range a single storey block - possibly later, with
roughcast walls and tiled roof. One similar, C20, 4-light window. In left
gable wall a circular window on ground floor. Substantial C19 rear
additions in brick, with tiled roofs. Windows mainly sashes. Entrance in
rear range, in gabled porch with pointed arched doorway. Internally,
central ground floor room flanked by C17 plank and muntin partitions.
Ground floor room at right end has large open fireplace with timber lintel -
part reconstructed. Left end room has stone fireplace surround with moulded
4-centred arch. C17 carved panel over this - C17 panelling in this room,
brought from elsewhere (RCHM). Several exposed ceiling beams. First floor
room at right end has stone fireplace surround with 4-centred arch. A cross
and IHS scratched on the stone. (RCHM Monument 3. Dorset Vol II)
Listing NGR: SY7624890583
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