Russell House

7 Oct 1999
Russell House, Halstock Village, West Chelborough, West Dorset, Dorset
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

The following building shall be added:- HALSTOCK HALSTOCK VILLAGE ST 50 NW 1 /10000 Russell House GV II

Farmhouse, now house. Probable late mediaeval origins; remodelled and extended to right (east) in early C17; rear north extension of c1700.

Coursed and uncoursed limestone rubble; thatch roof with stone-coped gable ends; C17 extension to .right heightened in C19 with Welsh slate roof and brick end stack; brick flues to gable-end stack of c1700 extension, and to left gable-end and axial stack of main range; 3-unit plan to main range; C17 remodelling included insertion of ceiling into former open hall and of axial stack against former through-passage to left; services to right of main range from C17, when one-room extension built to right; c1700 rear extension has dairy outshut on right east side wall. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys. 4-window south front refenestrated in mid C20. Extension to right has C17 chamfered stone- mullioned 3-light window to front and C19 verandah to rear . Left gable end and rear of main range has 2-light stone-mullioned windows with hollow-chamfered and ovolo-moulded architraves; rear doorway next to two C18 flat-faced 2-light stone-mullioned windows. Extension of c1700 has similar windows, except on west elevation which has 4-light stone mullioned windows with beaded architraves to lights and recessed king-mullion panels, an interesting example of the late vernacular with classical influences. Some C17 frames with turnbuckles survive.

INTERIOR: late mediaeval principal rafters to truss over hall which has trenching for purlins and fragment of chamfered arch brace to rear principal. C19 panelling and C17 scratch-moulded doors. Central ground-floor room (former hall) has stop-chamfered beams and open fireplace with chamfered bressummer and stone jambs.

Listing NGR: ST5383008016


This is part of the Series: IOE01/2098 IOE Records taken by Ken Venton Prentice; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Ken Venton-Prentice. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Venton-Prentice, Ken

Rights Holder: Venton-Prentice, Ken


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