Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1119317

Date first listed: 11-Jul-1951

Statutory Address: HUMMER FARMHOUSE


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Statutory Address: HUMMER FARMHOUSE

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

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset (District Authority)

Parish: Trent

National Grid Reference: ST 58893 19758


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TRENT ST 51 NE HUMMER 4/184 Hummer Farmhouse 11.7.51 - II* Detached farmhouse. Late C15 open hall, west half of house, ceiled in late C16, when stacks inserted. Extended to the east in mid C17, and with north-east service wing also mid C17, altered C19. North-west service wing, former cider-house and store added in late C18, or later. Dressed stone walls Ham to front range and blue lias to N.W. range. Rubble-stone walls to N.E. range. Thatch roof with gable ends and stone gable-copings. Roman-tile roof to N.E. range. Stone stacks with cornices at left hand gable, and at ridge, right of centre; brick stack at right hand gable. Two storeys and attics. 4 windows to front range (first floor). 4-light hollow-chamfered stone mullions with separate labels over, wooden casements and fixed glazed lights. 3-light mullions over, without labels. Front doorway, left of centre, with moulded jambs and depressed-arch head. Separate label over. Door is wood and with glazed lights in upper half. Panelled reveals to doorway. N.E. wing has C20 stack on rear gable. 2-light wood casements with wood cills and lintels. Large back door into former yard, plank. N.W. wing, has 3 windows to west, 3-light wood casements, with wood cills and lintels. 2-light French window at centre is C20. Interior: earliest feature is reset mid Cl2 doorway, from central hall to right end room, facing east. Doorway has stone nook-shafts, and small scallop-capitals with T-shaped cushions. Round arch of 8 voussoirs with roll-moulding, open chevron with a berry at centre of each face, outer roll-moulding. Details are in good condition. Ceiling-beams; central hall has 6-compartmented ceiling, with 4½ in. flat chamfers, east room has 3 cross-beams with 4½ in. flat chamfers. Fireplaces: in west room (parlour) small open fireplace with moulded stone jambs, stopped and depressed-arch head, C16. Hall, large fireplace and abutting front wall, with straight-chamfered jambs and original straight- chamfered cambered wood lintel, rough stone hearth, C16. East room has renewed chamfered cut-stone jambs and cambered wood lintel, C20. Oven or stair positions removed. First floor, west bedroom, Ham stone fireplace with moulded jambs and depressed-arch head, late C16. Straight-chamfered ceiling-beams. Roofs: front range has heavy collar-beam construction face-pegged. Solid masonry wall within the roof, towards east end, marking former gable end of house. N.W. wing has C18 collar beam construction with halved collars and diagonal struts to tie beams, through-purlins. Flagstone floors in Hall and west room. Attached brick and stone walls, coped to front garden, with central gate-entrance, C17. (RCHM, Dorset I, p 259(10)).

Listing NGR: ST5889319758


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Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1974), 259

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