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Granary, North Dorset

Description: Granary

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 October 2013
Building ID: 1416910

OS Grid Reference: ST8465321752
OS Grid Coordinates: 384653, 121752
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9950, -2.2200

Locality: North Dorset
Local Authority: North Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Postcode: SP7 0PY

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Listing Text


Granary of late C18 date with C20 alterations.

Reason for Listing

The granary at Cole's Lane Farm is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:

* Architecture: a good and little-altered example of a late-C18 timber-framed granary;
* Intactness: despite external re-cladding, it retains a significant proportion of its original historic fabric.


Cole's Lane Farm is situated in a relatively isolated location to the south-west of Shaftesbury. The first edition Ordnance Survey map of 1887 depicts a group of buildings loosely arranged around three sides of a yard with a large orchard to the south-east. Forming the north side of the group was an early-C19 farmhouse with attached outbuildings to either side. Both the house and the western outbuilding were demolished in the late C20 and replaced with a modern workshop; the outbuilding to the east side of the house which was a cowhouse and milking parlour in the mid- to late C20 remains extant . The east side of the yard has a two-bay structure which was used as a bull pen in the second half of the C20, while the south side has a former cow house and dairy range, and a detached granary. On stylistic evidence these buildings appear to date from the late C18, and underwent alteration during the second half of the C19 and C20. Most of buildings are now (2013) used for storage.


Granary of late C18 date with C20 alterations.

MATERIALS: timber framed; original weatherboarding replaced, probably in the mid- to late C20 with corrugated sheeting under a pitched, corrugated sheet roof.

PLAN: rectangular on plan.

EXTERIOR: it is a single-storey building with a loft over, and is raised on staddle stones. Replacement steps lead to a central plank door in north side.

INTERIOR: lower part of the inner face of the walls is boarded and has vertical slots for dividing boards, and there is some diagonal bracing above. The upper floor is boarded and the two-bay roof has a single chamfered truss with a tie beam and yoked collar; flanking timbers are hipped.

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