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
© Mr Derek Beauchamp. Source: Historic England Archive
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Photographer: Beauchamp, Derek
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