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Higher Coombe Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Rampisham, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.83 / 50°49'47"N

Longitude: -2.6174 / 2°37'2"W

OS Eastings: 356610

OS Northings: 103563

OS Grid: ST566035

Mapcode National: GBR MP.X4P0

Mapcode Global: FRA 56DX.43K

Plus Code: 9C2VR9HM+X2

Entry Name: Higher Coombe Farmhouse

Listing Date: 12 June 1953

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1152808

English Heritage Legacy ID: 105457

ID on this website: 101152808

Location: Dorset, DT2

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Rampisham

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Rampisham St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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3/132 Higher Coombe Farmhouse

Detached Farmhouse. Mid Cl7 with slight C19 refenestration
(first floor). Coursed rubble-stone walls, with ashlar stone
quoins in long-and-short work. Thatch roofs, hipped at ends,
and at rear wing. Brick stack, on ridge, right of centre,
c C18. Cl7 stone stack on north wall of rear wing, with steep
gable-coping, cyma-moulded kneelers, and original stone chimney
from gable apex, with moulded cornice. Built as a T-plan farm-
house, with lobby-entrance to front range. Two storeys. 4
windows, ground floor: 3-light, 4-light, and 4-light ovolo-
moulded stone mullions with moulded framing carried onto ashlar
wall blocks. Separate labels over, returned. Mixture of
leaded rectangular lights and iron casements. First floor:
3 wood-framed iron casements with leading at centre, and right
hand end. Front doorway, right of centre, with moulded stone
jambs, stopped, plain square imposts and a 4-centred arch in
a square head. Label over. Plank door, with heavy battens,
Cl7/18. Porch, off line to right, early C19, flint rubble and
dressed stone quoins and jambs, chamfered. 4-centred head
with separate label over. Stone gable-coping with kneelers
and gabled slate roof to porch. Rear wing has ovolo-moulded
stone mullions in south and east walls, mainly with fixed
leading. Ashlar stone quoins to south-facing corner of this
wing only, north has squared rubble quoins. Dairy and Cheese
Room in north-east angle of house, mid-late C19, rubble-stone
with brick quoins and dressings. Pentice slate roof, 2-light
casement and loft door over. Interior: house has mid-chamfered
ceiling-beams with roughly tongued stops, and run-out stops.
Fireplaces, back-to-back, (lobby), little evidence exposed,
and bread oven door in south room moved position in recent
alteration. Staircase and position, not original. Some C18
fielded-panel doors. Roof-construction, rear wing, only 2-
hewn principals, with collar-beams halved and double face-
pegged. 2 sets of through-purlins, overlapping and pegged.

(RCHM Dorset I, p192(12))

Listing NGR: ST5661003563

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