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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: 1304021



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

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: West Knighton

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: 105968

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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

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: SY 73209 87672


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