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Senior's Farmhouse and Attached Barn

A Grade II* Listed Building in Marnhull, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.9674 / 50°58'2"N

Longitude: -2.3132 / 2°18'47"W

OS Eastings: 378102

OS Northings: 118710

OS Grid: ST781187

Mapcode National: GBR 0WL.9Z2

Mapcode Global: FRA 661K.8N4

Entry Name: Senior's Farmhouse and Attached Barn

Listing Date: 4 October 1960

Last Amended: 14 June 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1172057

English Heritage Legacy ID: 102747

Location: Marnhull, North Dorset, Dorset, DT10

County: Dorset

District: North Dorset

Civil Parish: Marnhull

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Marnhull St Gregory

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


4/117 Senior's Farmhouse
4.10.60 and attached barn
(formerly listed as
GV Senior's Farmhouse)
House, c.1500 with C18 and later additions and alterations. Coursed
rubble and ashlar walls with gable-ended, tiled and stone-slated roof.
Brick stacks to gable and to right of front door. East facade:
2 storeys, 4 window range. Ground floor right has a 3-light square
headed window, under a hood mould, each light having a 4-centred head.
Next is a modern single light casement in a blocked doorway. To the
right of the doorway is a 2-light, square headed window with cusped,
traceried head. The left hand bay has a modern copy of the right hand
bay window. 2 upper floor north bays have 2-light square headed
windows with square-headed lights. The upper floor left bays are
similar except that each light has a traceried head. Small trefoiled
loop between 2 left bays. Moulded, pointed head doorway with
continuous jambs in square surround with carved leaf spandrels under
a label. This doorway has been mutilated by the insertion of an Cl8
part-glazed, panelled door. The barn is C18 with rubble walls and a
stone-slate roof. Internal features (RCHM): moulded and chamfered
ceiling beams and wall-plates; 4-centred head fireplaces with various
carving and decoration; high quality, original plank and muntin
partitions, one bearing paintings and another with carved tracery;
C16 moulded plaster ceiling panels; 4-centred head partition doorways.
The precise original purpose of the building is uncertain.
RCHM, Dorset, vol III, p 152/3, no 4. Newman J and Pevsner N,
The Buildings of England: Dorset, Penguin, 1972, p 270/1.

Listing NGR: ST7810218710

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