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Description: 43, West Borough
Date Listed: 14 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 107172
OS Grid Reference: SU0088400289
OS Grid Coordinates: 400884, 100289
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8022, -1.9888
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SU 0000 SE 2/148 14.6.52
C18, and probably of earlier origin. Brick walls, brick dentil cornice at eaves,
platband at first floor level. Tiled roof, brick copings to gables. Brick stacks.
Walling above the first floor window heads projects slightly. Two storeys and
attics. Single storey section to south - now a garage. Central entrance has
6 panel door with flat hood on console brackets. Ground floor has 2 double hung
sash windows with vertical glazing bars only. First floor has 3 similar windows.
Attic has 2 dormers with hipped roof, and casements with lead lights. Single
storey section has brick walls and tiled roof. Timber garage doors. Internally,
the northern front ground floor room has a raised panel dado, and a C18 fireplace
surround. Semi-circular recesses each side of this have arched heads, and shaped
shelves. The south room - the original kitchen, has large fireplace, partly
infilled to take a C19 interior. The moulded surround appears C18 but behind it is
an earlier opening with chamfered timber lintol. Late C18 closed string stair with
moulded balusters and handrail. At the rear, the northern rooms on ground and
first floors are at a lower, mezzanine, level. The rear roof slope continues over
these rooms as a catslide. On the first floor, the 2 front rooms have some C18
panelling. In the attics the northern room has had a section at the rear partitioned
off, the area behind this partition extending down to the (lower) first floor level
forming a "secret" room. The use of this is not known, but there is a small trap door
in the party wall between it and the roof space of No 45 - qv. Since No 45 once
apparently belonged to Gulliver, a noted Dorset smuggler, this may explain this
feature. Single storey outbuilding at rear of house, with brick walls and tiled
roof. This appears contemporary with the house and contains a fireplace, possibly
a former bakehouse or brewhouse. RCHM Monument 72.
Listing NGR: SU0088400289
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