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The Old Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Iwerne Minster, Dorset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9299 / 50°55'47"N

Longitude: -2.1925 / 2°11'32"W

OS Eastings: 386570

OS Northings: 114507

OS Grid: ST865145

Mapcode National: GBR 1YG.QHL

Mapcode Global: FRA 669N.7NY

Entry Name: The Old Cottage

Listing Date: 24 June 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1324637

English Heritage Legacy ID: 103225

Location: Iwerne Minster, North Dorset, Dorset, DT11

County: Dorset

District: North Dorset

Civil Parish: Iwerne Minster

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Iwerne Minster St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

ST 8614 IWERNE MINSTER HIGHER STREET

10/135 The Old Cottage
GV II

House, early C16 or earlier. Hall floored, probably C17 and various
alterations of the C18, C19 and C20. Walls of flint, rubble and brickwork
of a variety of builds with rubble dressings. Half-hipped, thatched roof
with brick stacks to gable-ends and part way along the ridge. One and a
half storeys, irregular fenestration (3 gabled dormers). Windows are
mainly 3-light wrought-iron casements with leaded-lights in timber frames.
Central, part-glazed, panelled door under open, half-hipped, tiled porch.
Early insurance company plaque on front wall.

Internally the ceilings have deep stop-chamfered beams and the open
fireplaces have deep chamfered timber bressummers. The front door leads
onto a cross-passage. The roof is supported on 4 true cruck trusses with
extensive smoke blackening. The purlins are wind-braced. The central
cruck has a chamfered arch braced collar, the chamfer taken to a point
through an ogee curve. The adjacent windbraces are also chamfered. This
suggests the house originally had a two bay hall open to the roof with an
open hearth. The roof retains its original smoke-blackened wattle lining
under the thatch. The position of the C17 fireplaces suggests that the
house was converted into a pair of cottages after being ceiled. (RCHM, Dorset,
vol. IV, p. 40, no. 13).


Listing NGR: ST8657014507

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