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Lower Lewell Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in West Knighton, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.7064 / 50°42'23"N

Longitude: -2.3664 / 2°21'58"W

OS Eastings: 374224

OS Northings: 89706

OS Grid: SY742897

Mapcode National: GBR 0ZM.NJP

Mapcode Global: FRA 57X6.RXB

Entry Name: Lower Lewell Farmhouse

Listing Date: 26 January 1956

Last Amended: 27 October 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1119214

English Heritage Legacy ID: 105982

Location: West Knighton, West Dorset, Dorset, DT2

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

Civil Parish: West Knighton

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: West Knighton St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


Lower Lewell Farmhouse
(formerly listed as
26.1.56 Lewell Farmhouse)


Farmhouse. Early C17, rebuilt and enlarged in early C18, squared rubble
walls and brick walls. Clay tile roof with slates and stone slates at
the eaves. Rendered and brick stacks at outer gables, and at inner
north gable. Original plan consisted of a main range and a small back
wing at south east. The C18 extension to north in brickwork of Flemish
bond with vitrified headers; this provided a new kitchen on the ground
floor, original part remodelled with a new staircase in a central
entrance hall. Porch added. Original elevation now: 2 storeys and
attics. 3 windows irregular fenestration, from north to south: sash
window with wood lintel over, (blocked doorway with cambered brick arch)
sashes with glazing bars, (gabled porch). French window, C20 with
sash over in a C17 stone frame with returned label over. C18 brick porch
right of centre, with gabled slate roof over and moulded stone kneelers.
Plank and muntin C20 door with fan light over. Interior: the roof is
carried on tie and collar beam, trusses. North extension of house:
plank door near adjoining wall, 2 light wood casement with glazing bars
to first floor. The farmhouse, dairy house, barn and cottages form a
close-knit farm group. (R.C.H.M. Dorset II, p.137 (7) Plan).

Listing NGR: SY7422489706

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