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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1119223



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Osmington

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 01-Nov-1985

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 105906

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SY 7283 OSMINGTON CHURCH LANE (east side) 12/17 Charity Farmhouse and 1.11.85 attached Forge II* GV

Farmhouse, of longhouse form, with byre still in use. Late C16, with C17 extension to north. C19 and C20 refenestration and renewed stacks. Random rubblestone walls and dressed stone quoins. Corrugated iron roof over thatch, hipped at left hand and gabled at right hand. C20 brick stack at ridge right centre, and C20 brick stack on north end wall. Two storeys. 3 windows to house and 2 openings to byre. Ground floor of house has C19 and C20 wood casements of 3 : 2 : 3 lights with glazing-bars to right window. Upper floor has wood casements of 4 : 3 lights with glazing-bars to light window. Entrances: former common entry, right of centre, plank with wood frame and wood lintel, C20. Left at centre, into C17 extension, plank door with wood frame and weatherboard, C19. Present entrance to byre, right of common entry, without door. Blocking to right of this. Interior: plan, from south end, byre, common entry passage with wall blocking original access to byre, originally the passage and byre were separated by a timber partition. Heated room with open fireplace embrasure backing on to entry passage. Site of stair on rear wall, in projecting embrasure, access to heated room between stair and fireplace jamb now blocked. Inner room to north west, a C17 addition, or rebuilding. Roof: raised cruck trusses with collars, pegged yokes, 2 sets of through-purlins and ridge, in the byre and house. House has hollow and protruding straight-chamfered ceiling-beams. Internal arrangement of rooms altered by change of stair position to rear wall at junction of heated room and parlour and by alteration of access from outside to a position between the two rooms. Attached forge, at right angles to north east, former barn, C18. Coursed rubblestone walls and plinth-moulding. Hipped Roman-tile roof. 2 leaf plank doors at centre. Charity farm was purchased in 1665 by the Corporation of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis, with a bequest from Sir Samuel Mico, who intended the rent to be devoted to an annual sermon and to the relief of the poor. (R.C.H.M. Dorset II, p. 181 (14). J Hutchins, History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset, II, p. 508. E Mercer, English Venacular Houses, HMSO, 1975, plate 31).

Listing NGR: SY7239683274

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1970), 181
Hutchins, J, The History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset, (1868), 508
Mercer, E, English Vernacular Houses, (1975)

National Grid Reference: SY 72396 83274


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