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The Malt House and Malthouse Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Wey Valley, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.6421 / 50°38'31"N

Longitude: -2.4807 / 2°28'50"W

OS Eastings: 366105

OS Northings: 82598

OS Grid: SY661825

Mapcode National: GBR PX.R854

Mapcode Global: FRA 57PC.WXG

Entry Name: The Malt House and Malthouse Cottage

Listing Date: 14 June 1974

Last Amended: 22 December 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1096759

English Heritage Legacy ID: 467770

Location: Weymouth and Portland, Dorset, DT3

County: Dorset

District: Weymouth and Portland

Electoral Ward/Division: Wey Valley

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Bincombe with Broadwey Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


873-1/10/451 (West side)
14/06/74 Nos.1-6 (Consecutive) The Malt House
and Malthouse Cottage
(Formerly Listed as:
The Malthouse, Malthouse Cottage)


Former malthouse and cottage, now 7 dwellings. Dated 1831.
Rubble with Portland stone dressings, rendered rear wall,
slate roof.
PLAN: main range has a long gabled roof, with a projecting
timber-clad hauling bay to the left of centre on a broad
cross-gable, and a lofty truncated conical vent towards the
right end; the former wheel was at this end of the building.
At the rear the ground rises considerably, and the main entry
is at first floor, with a basement floor with an area below;
rooms have also been made in the former roof space. Malthouse
Cottage, with lower roofline, is attached at the left-hand
EXTERIOR: principal range has, to left of the projecting
hauling bay, 5 bays, the third of these formerly with hauling
doors, mainly 12- or 16-pane sashes, to flush wide stone
lintels with keystones; there are 2 blank bays to the second
floor. The ground-floor windows have keystones, which are
joined by a continuous slightly projecting plat band; between
bays 1 and 2 are wide plank doors with a 4-pane transom light,
with similar doors to bay 3, under a first-floor door. The
central coped gable with cross saddle has a projecting
horizontally timber clad gabled hauling way on brackets, with
a 16-pane light set low. Under this at ground floor is a plank
door with 4-pane transom light.
To the right are 3+5 bays with detailing as for the other
half; at second floor 1+5 sixteen-pane, at first floor a plank
door and two 12-pane, and ground floor with a square loading
panel under a 4-pane transom light, two 12-pane, a further
door with transom light and two 12-pane.
Centred to the end 5 bays are 2 high arched openings with
flush surround and projecting keystones over transom lights
with vertical bars and wide plank panelled fill with dividing
pier and impost; these have sills at approx 0.6m above the
road level. Above the arches is a worn diamond-shaped
datestone inscribed 'GNS 1831', below a small square panel.
The wide return gable has one paired 12-pane above 2 similar,

with a coped gable to ball finial.
The rear has been arranged for modern occupation, with 3
deep-set paired doors, approached by bridges, and flanked by a
small single- and large 2-light casement, and with paired
12-pane lights to the lower ground floor. The roof has a
series of 10 lay-lights.
At the S end is Malthouse Cottage, slightly set back, in an
L-plan with a C20 gabled porch inserted in the re-entrant
angle. The hipped front, with large flush quoins, has a C20
casement over a 12-pane sash, and the long C20 return wing has
a small 3-light at the ground floor and a coped gable.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
(RCHME: Dorset: South-East: London: 1970-: 360).

Listing NGR: SY6610582598

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