HIGHER COOMBE FARMHOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1152808
Date first listed:
12-Jun-1953
Statutory Address:
HIGHER COOMBE FARMHOUSE

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Location

Statutory Address:
HIGHER COOMBE FARMHOUSE

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

County:
Dorset
District:
West Dorset (District Authority)
Parish:
Rampisham
National Grid Reference:
ST 56610 03563

Details

ST 50 SE RAMPISHAM

3/132 Higher Coombe Farmhouse 12.6.53 GV II

Detached Farmhouse. Mid Cl7 with slight C19 refenestration (first floor). Coursed rubble-stone walls, with ashlar stone quoins in long-and-short work. Thatch roofs, hipped at ends, and at rear wing. Brick stack, on ridge, right of centre, c C18. Cl7 stone stack on north wall of rear wing, with steep gable-coping, cyma-moulded kneelers, and original stone chimney from gable apex, with moulded cornice. Built as a T-plan farm- house, with lobby-entrance to front range. Two storeys. 4 windows, ground floor: 3-light, 4-light, and 4-light ovolo- moulded stone mullions with moulded framing carried onto ashlar wall blocks. Separate labels over, returned. Mixture of leaded rectangular lights and iron casements. First floor: 3 wood-framed iron casements with leading at centre, and right hand end. Front doorway, right of centre, with moulded stone jambs, stopped, plain square imposts and a 4-centred arch in a square head. Label over. Plank door, with heavy battens, Cl7/18. Porch, off line to right, early C19, flint rubble and dressed stone quoins and jambs, chamfered. 4-centred head with separate label over. Stone gable-coping with kneelers and gabled slate roof to porch. Rear wing has ovolo-moulded stone mullions in south and east walls, mainly with fixed leading. Ashlar stone quoins to south-facing corner of this wing only, north has squared rubble quoins. Dairy and Cheese Room in north-east angle of house, mid-late C19, rubble-stone with brick quoins and dressings. Pentice slate roof, 2-light casement and loft door over. Interior: house has mid-chamfered ceiling-beams with roughly tongued stops, and run-out stops. Fireplaces, back-to-back, (lobby), little evidence exposed, and bread oven door in south room moved position in recent alteration. Staircase and position, not original. Some C18 fielded-panel doors. Roof-construction, rear wing, only 2- hewn principals, with collar-beams halved and double face- pegged. 2 sets of through-purlins, overlapping and pegged.

(RCHM Dorset I, p192(12))

Listing NGR: ST5661003563

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
105457
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1974), 192

Legal

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

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