Hitts House And Front Walls, Wagon Stones And Continuations To East And West

15 Apr 2003
Hitts House And Front Walls, Wagon Stones And Continuations To East And West, 14 Whitcombe Road, Beaminster, West Dorset, Dorset, DT8 3NE
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

BEAMINSTER WHITCOMBE ROAD ST 4701/4801 12.6.53 (SOUTH SIDE) 7/174 No 14 (Hitts House) and Front walls, wagon-stones and continuations to east and west GV II*

Detached House. Late C17 and C19. Coursed lias stone walls with a moulded stone cornice. Clay tile roof with stone gable-copings. Renewed brick stacks at left and right hand gables. 2 storeys and attics. 3 windows, with 3- and 4-light ovolo-stone mullions. No labels. Iron casements with leaded lights and tension. bars with scroll-terminals.

Dormers with 2-light casements. Front door at centre, stone moulded jambs with very depressed-arch head. Door, wooden, 6-panelled. Wooden shell-hood with carved scallop-shell and oak-leaf corners, carried on wooden brackets, c.1700. Interior: Staircases, main at left hand, late Cl7, oak with turned balusters, narrow handrail, beaded, square novel- post with flat pyramidal caps. Service-staircase in right gable wall, half-spiral to each floor, up to attic, Wooden treads. Roof with chamfered principals, chamfered cambered collar-beams, and 2 sets of through-purlins, C17. Early C19 remodelling of house: reeded door- surrounds, elliptical arches inserted to stairs and front corridor. Bow window on rear wall.

Front walls and gate-piers C18. Lias rubble walls on a stone plinth.

Stone copings, ramped at either end. Square ashlar gate-piers with moulded cornices and ball-finials. Small iron gates. 7 wagon-stones to lane. Listed walling continues for c.4O metres east of house, 12 foot high, rubble-stone and stone-coped with slight ramping. Listed walls continue to west of this house along street, and turns up back lane to south west for c.lO0 metres.

Source: R.C.H.M. Dorset I, p.24(9).

Listing NGR: ST4825501081


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0137 IOE Records taken by Derek Beauchamp; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Derek Beauchamp. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Beauchamp, Derek

Rights Holder: Beauchamp, Derek


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