This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
OKEFORD FITZPAINE LOWER STREET (SOUTH SIDE) ST 8011 14/155 4.9.60 No 24 (Yeatmans) GV II House of 2 parts; left range parallel to the road possibly C16 or earlier, remodelled late C16/early C17 with later alterations; right range C17 at right angles to road. Left range is timber framed with brick nogging above rubble plinth. Thatched roof, brick stack to left of door. Right range in banded rubble and flint with ashlar quoins. Thatched roof, gabled to front, half-hipped to rear. Plan; cross passage between two ranges with stack of left range backing onto it, right range forms a cross-wing. Left range, single storey and attic, irregular fenestration. 2 and 3-light C20 casements with leaded-lights. Similar 3-light dormer. The right block has 2-light hollow chamfered stone mullioned window to east and to the gable. Gable and ground floor windows have returned labels. The west wall has 2 3-light timber mullioned windows on the upper floor with ovolo-moulded mullions. Internally the left range has a room with intersecting deep chamfered ceiling beams and wall plates. Fireplace with chamfered timber bressumer. The right range has deep stop chamfered ceiling beams and a fireplace with apparently reused stowed, moulded stone jambs and a timber bressummer moulded to match. An upper floor room has some plaster- work with a vine motif and a cupboard with chipwork carving. The left range appears to have the remains of what may be a redundant jointed cruck truss between the stack and the cross passage. It is possible that the house originated as a timber framed, jointed cruck, open hall with the upper end to the east. This may then have been ceiled and a stack inserted in the C16; then in the C17 a new cross wing was built to the west which became the main living accommodation and the former upper end became a service wing. "RCHM, Dorset, vol III", p 204, no 7.
Listing NGR: ST8054311043
© Dr Barry Senior. Source: Historic England Archive
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