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10, Main Street, Coombe Keynes

Description: 10, Main Street

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 November 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 108564

OS Grid Reference: SY8427384248
OS Grid Coordinates: 384273, 84248
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6577, -2.2238

Location: Church Lane, Coombe Keynes, Dorset BH20 5PS

Locality: Coombe Keynes
Local Authority: Purbeck District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH20 5PS

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Listing Text

SY 8484
20.11.59 (North Side)

No. 10. (Formerly
listed as "No. 9
Myrtle Cottage",
including attached
barn on east)


House and barn. C16 origin, altered in early C17 and C18. Probably originally a
long-house. Walls of brick and stone, raised in plastered cob, thatched roof, brick
stacks. Two storeys at front, one storey and attics at rear, ie front wall has been
Long-house plan with byre at west end, cross-passage, hall and inner room - all
originally open to roof. Hall floored over and stack inserted between hall and
inner room in early C17. Byre converted to kitchen, probably in C18, and front wall
raised to two storeys. Attached dairy and cheese room added west of kitchen in
C19. Cross-gable at rear of hall over site of former spiral stair. Main elevation
has ledged door in timber porch with tiled lean-to roof. Ground floor has three
horizontally sliding sash windows with glazing bars and timber lintels. First floor
has four similar windows. Traces of former cross-gable over hall - pre dating
raising of the front wall. Evidence of cruck posts in wall.
C19 dairy block under repair at time of survey. Single-storey rear lean-to has
corrugated asbestos roof. Two cross-gables at rear, one thatched, one tiled.
Internally, hall has deep chamfered intersecting ceiling beams, and large stone
fireplace wih timber lintel. Kitchen has chamfered ceiling beams, and large brick
fireplace with timber lintel. Roof of jointed cruck construction.
Attached barn on east has south wall of stone, and a series of brick piers on the
north, carrying the roof. Thatched roof. Single storey. Walls incorporate some
moulded stone corbels, possibly from Bindon Abbey.
RCHM Monument 5.
See - Proceedings of DNHAS, Vol. XCVIII.

Listing NGR: SY8427384248

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Source: English Heritage

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