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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: 1119859



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

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Stinsford

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 26-Jan-1956

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 106324

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8/136 Hardy's Cottage


- II

Detached cottage. Left section c1800, right section c1840. Brick walls with some flint banding - a facing on cob. Upper walls plastered cob. Hipped thatched roof, roof of right section slightly lower. Brick end and centre stacks. One storey and attic. Brick porch with shallow pitched lead roof. Ledged door. Evidence of 2 blocked doors. Ground floor has 4 casements, 2 with glazing bars, 2 with lead lights. Attic has 3 slightly dormered windows, 2 with glazing bars, one with lead lights. At right end a single storey extension, of brick with slate roof. Small single storey, timber extension on front of this. Internally, main ground floor room has large open fireplace with timber lintel. Bread oven with access from room on right. Old brick and stone floors. Early panelled doors, possibly brought from elsewhere. Birthplace of Thomas Hardy in 1840, and built by his great grandfather. Good unspoiled example of Dorset cottage. A National Trust property. (RCHM Monument 8 Dorset Vol II)

Listing NGR: SY7283692498

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1970)

National Grid Reference: SY 72836 92498


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