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Latitude: 50.9666 / 50°57'59"N
Longitude: -2.5754 / 2°34'31"W
OS Eastings: 359689
OS Northings: 118731
OS Grid: ST596187
Mapcode National: GBR MR.MH9Z
Mapcode Global: FRA 56HK.8H0
Entry Name: Rigg Lane Farmhouse
Listing Date: 11 July 1951
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1303847
English Heritage Legacy ID: 105728
Location: Trent, West Dorset, Dorset, DT9
District: West Dorset
Civil Parish: Trent
Built-Up Area: Trent
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset
Church of England Parish: Trent St Andrew
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
TRENT RIGG LANE
The entry for
ST 5818 - 5918
Rigg Lane Farmhouse
Shall be upgraded to II* (Star) and the description shill be amended to read:-
Detached farmhouse. Second half C15 or early C16; altered early C17 (floor
and stack inserted); with C19 re-fashioning and C20 repairs. Stone walls,
rendered and washed. Thatch roof. Open-hall house with through-passage plan.
Roof gabled with C20 brick stacks at left-hand gable, ridge left of centre,
and at right-hand gable. 1½ storeys. 3 windows, 2-light wood casements with
horizontal glazing-bars, wood cills and lintels, C19 and C20. Three gabled
half-dormers over with thatch roofs, C19. Front door, left of centre, plank-
and-muntin door, wood frame. C20 porch on wood columns, gabled thatch canopy
Rear: central 3-light ground-floor window is C17, having timber lintel,
wood frame with moulded jambs and chamfered mullions (moulded on the inside),
lead cames tied to wood stanchions and old glass.
Interior: a blocked former doorway (now with window) opposite existing doorway
indicates position of probable through-passage. The most important internal
feature is the late-medieval roof structure, supported on base crucks: 4 principal
rafter trusses with cambered collars; large-scantling, diagonally-set ridge-
piece; wall-plate and 2 sets of chamfered, scarf-jointed trenched purlins;
2 tiers of chamfered, curved wind braces, most surviving; smoke blackening
throughout; at truss near inserted stack, traces of original partition wall
below collar (which would have formed one side of the through-passage); left-
hand gable is of wattle and daub. C17 features include the central stack
with its ground-floor fireplace which has a deep timber lintel with chamfered,
triangular-arched soffit; the compartmented ceiling in central room with deeply-
chamfered beams; and the flooring over the 2 right-hand rooms (altered).
RIGG LANE (east side)
Rigg Lane Farmhouse
Detached farmhouse. Early C17, with C19 re-fashioning and C20 repairs.
Stone walls, rendered and washed. Thatch roof, gabled. C20 brick stacks
at left hand gable, ridge left of centre, and at right hand gable. 1½ storeys.
3 windows, 2-light wood casements with horizontal glazing-bars, wood cills and
lintels, C19 and C20. Three gabled half-dormers over with thatch roofs, C19.
Front door, left of centre, plank-and-muntin door, wood frame. C20 porch on
wood columns, gabled thatch canopy over. (RCHbI, Dorset I, p 260(21)).
Listing NGR: ST5968918731
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