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Description: Church Cottages
Date Listed: 26 June 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 270965
OS Grid Reference: ST2320719658
OS Grid Coordinates: 323207, 119658
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9712, -3.0951
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ST2319 CORFE VILLAGE
12/22 Nos 1-3 Church Cottages
Cottage with detached agricultural building, or possibly a longhouse, now 3 cottages.
C17 altered early-mid C19.Rendered over rubble, blue lias returns, thatched roofs
half hipped to left and on cross wing riqht, swept down as catslide to form verandah
in centre, roofridge drops down between 2 central brick stacks, another brick stack
rising from eaves on right return. Irregular plan: left agricultural building now
2-cell and cross passage dwelling linked with narrow room between stacks to shallow
L-plan of two 2-cell dwellings, shallow projecting wing right. One and a half storeys,
irregular fenestration and wall breaks forward centre to right of tallest stack, all
wooden C19 Tudor arch headed casements with leading, 3-light rising from eaves left,
dormer in roof space centre right, window in cross wing right, ground floor left
3-light windows flanking entrance to No 1, similar casement right of entrance to No 2,
another 3-light on ground floor of wing, (No 3 entered from rear), C20 door with
thatched porch left, studded plank door centre, irregular 3-bay verandah with wooden
porch. Interior not seen, said to contain in No 3 4-panelled compartment ceiling
with steeply chamfered beams, spiral stair beside modern grate and unheated coeval
room at rear; No 2 with stud and panel screen rear wall projecting with stair turret
lit by stone lancet window, shallow peaked door frame to passage running behind stack;
No 1 featureless. The irregularity of building was deliberately emphasised in
the C19 to achieve a picturesque effect. (V46 Report, unpublished SRfI, February 1974).
Listing NGR: ST2320719658
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Source: English Heritage
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