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A Grade II Listed Building in Fontmell Magna, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.9515 / 50°57'5"N

Longitude: -2.1818 / 2°10'54"W

OS Eastings: 387326

OS Northings: 116910

OS Grid: ST873169

Mapcode National: GBR 1Y9.770

Mapcode Global: FRA 669L.KTY

Plus Code: 9C2VXR29+H7

Entry Name: Springhead

Listing Date: 24 June 1985

Last Amended: 28 July 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1110242

English Heritage Legacy ID: 103130

Location: Fontmell Magna, Dorset, SP7

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Fontmell Magna

Built-Up Area: Fontmell Magna

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Fontmell Magna St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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shall be ammended to read:



2/42 Springhead


House, pair of attached cottages and attached mill house at right angle, now a
house and rural resource centre. House appears late C18, cottages early C19 and
mill early C19. Linking range between house and mill early C20. Mill by
Samuel Bishop. Whitewashed brick walls. House and cottage have thatched roofs,
mill has half-hipped tiled roof. Brick stacks to ends of original range and part
way along roofs of-cottages. House 2 storeys, cottages one and a half storeys,
mill 2 storeys and attics. Original range symmetrical. 3 bays. 2-light casements
with leaded-lights, those to the ground floor under stone lintels with keystones.
Door was probably central originally, it is now in a later addition to the right.
Cottages have a 5-window range. Saw-tooth brick band below dormers. 2-light
casements under segmental heads to ground floor, probably original 3-light casements
with leaded-lights in dormers. C20 glazed doors left and near centre. Mill has
irregular fenestration with casements with glazing-bars. To the right gable wall is
a C20 canted bay. Subsequently to its closure as a mill (1881) the building has
been used as a factory for the making of bottle-stopping machines and the manu-
facture of cheese. During the C20 Springhead became the home of Rolf Gardiner whose
pioneer work in ecological conservation, organic farming and environmental philo-
sophy are perpetuated in the work of the Springhead Trust.
(RCHM, Dorset, Vol IV, p 26, no 31. Brocklebank, Joan 'Springhead, Fontmell Magna:
some Historical Notes', 1982.)

Listing NGR: ST8732616910

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