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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: 1153973



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

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Charminster

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 10-Mar-1987

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 106199

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SY 69 SE

7/11 Cowden House

- II

Detached farmhouse. Mid C17, with C16 windows inserted in C20. C19 extension by one bay to west. Random flint rubble walls. Thatch roof, gabled at east end and hipped at west end. Brickstacks just in from hip apex and at east gable. 1½ storeys. 3 windows originally, now four. Fenestration: 2:2: door: 2:3 lights. Inserted Ham stone mullions with large hollow chamfers and 4-centred heads. Iron casements with lead lights, including considerable releading. West window in additional bay - square headed lights. All ground floor windows have separate returned labels over. Large 2-light eyebrow dormers aligned with the windows below, C20 casements with horizontal glazing bars. Front doorway originally left of centre, now at centre, C18 brick jambs, plank door with one glazed light in a wood frame. Interior: 3 unit plan originally with unheated central room. Cross passage survives, with remains of plank and muntin partitioning. Dog-leg stair now on rear wall of former central room. Open fireplace in east room has stone jambs made up from C16 window frames and mullions, and corbels. Chamfered wood lintel over. False access to bread oven created C20. Heavy chamfered ceiling beams with stepped stops. (RCHM Dorset III, p70(16)

Listing NGR: SY6776793998

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1970), 70

National Grid Reference: SY 67767 93998


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