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Statutory Address:

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

Dorset (Unitary Authority)
West Knighton
National Grid Reference:
SY 73209 87672



6/76 West Knighton Farmhouse 26.1.56 II GV

Detached house. Early C18 cove, with much internal alteration and refenestration, early C19. Brick walls in English bond with a first floor plat band. Slate roof with gable ends. C19 brick stacks at north gable, and on ridge at centre. Plan: the house comprises an entrance wall and staircase flanked by two heated rooms with a kitchen, beyond one of them giving a long straight range divided into four compartments. Two storeys and attics. West elevation has 6 windows and one window to former cheese room, rebuilt sash windows with cambered brick arches. Porch, left of centre, C20, brick walls and with a gabled slate roof. Outer door panelled and glazed C20. Inner door, 6 flush panels and a fan light over C19. The south end of the house formerly contained a cheese room and dairy. The Richards family had a seat here built by James Richards Esq, in late C17. (R.C.H.M. Dorset II, p.137 (3). Hutchins, History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset, Vol II, p.498).

Listing NGR: SY7320987672


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Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1970), 137
Hutchins, J, The History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset, (1868), 498


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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Date: 24 Aug 2002
Reference: IOE01/08093/25
Rights: Copyright IoE Rev Andrew Salmon. Source Historic England Archive
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