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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: 1119415



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

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Hooke

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 12-Jun-1953

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 105454

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2/129 Hooke Court 12.6.53. GV II*

Country House in grounds, now St Francis School. Early and later C17 south range, with rebuilding after Civil War fire. C15 east range demolished 1965. North block, C18 addition to main range, but with C19 refenestration. Coursed rubble-stone walls on a chamfered plinth, divided by strings and C19 parapet. Relieving arches over windows. Slate roofs with stone gable- coping at left hand, and hipped at right hand. Stone stacks at left hand gable, ridge centre and right hand end wall. Three storeys. 5 windows to main west elevation, 3-light stone-mullion windows, with 4-centred heads, regularly spaced iron casements with single glass panes. Top storey windows have square heads; one blocking with segmental head, right of centre. 2 small blocked single lights. Porch at centre, later C19 (probably 1873), ashlar diagonally-buttressed, colonettes with capitals rising from set-off. Panelled parapet with arms of Paulet at centre. 4-centred entrance arch in square head, high label over. 2-leaf door with recess panels, C19. South end wall, canted bay, 2 storeys, doorway with keystone inscribed S 1873; one and two-light windows. Rear of main block ashlar 6 windows with canted by at north end, 2-light cross-transomed (ovolos), C20 metal casements without glazing-bars. No plinth. C15 east wing, all that survives is 4 metres of plinth moulding from main block, roll and hollow chamfer under. North addition to main block, C18, much altered C19. 2 storeys with pitched parapet at left hand, 3 windows, 2-light transomed windows with 4-centred heads, canted bay at centre ground with moulded cornice and parapet. Lower single-storey service range is included. Interior: Fireplace in present staff room, late C15, brought in. Stone with moulded jambs running into square head. Lintel block in one. Three large quatrefoils in squares, left hand: patera; centre: arms of Paulet; right, paterae. Roof construction of main range: king-post with diagonal strutting and with iron braces, C19.

(RCHM Dorset IS, p126(2))

Listing NGR: ST5310900421

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1974), 126

National Grid Reference: ST 53109 00421


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