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Lawrence of Arabia's Cottage, Clouds Hill, Affpuddle and Turnerspuddle

Description: Lawrence of Arabia's Cottage, Clouds Hill

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 November 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 108706

OS Grid Reference: SY8237590911
OS Grid Coordinates: 382375, 90911
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7176, -2.2510

Location: Turners Puddle, Dorset BH20 7NQ

Locality: Affpuddle and Turnerspuddle
Local Authority: Purbeck District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH20 7NQ

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Listing Text

20.11.59 Lawrence of Arabia's
Cottage, Clouds
Hill. (Formerly
listed as Clouds Hill)


Probably early C19, built as forester's cottage. Largely reconstructed c1926 - roof
of this date. Colourwashed brick walls, tiled roof. Central brick stack. One
storey and attics. Two-room plan with lobby entrance. Ledged door with stone
pediment over bearing Greek inscription (trans. "Why Worry"). Ground floor has
timber casement windows with glazing bars and, in south wall, one 3-light stone
mullioned window - probably re-set. Attic has gabled half-dormers with casements
with glazing bars.
Internally,main ground floor room has large open brick fireplace. Attic rooms have
exposed rafters. T. E. Lawrence lived here between 1925 and 1935 as Aircraftsman
Shaw. House listable on this account.
RCHM Monument 12.

Listing NGR: SY8237590911

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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