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Cowden Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Charminster, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.7447 / 50°44'40"N

Longitude: -2.4582 / 2°27'29"W

OS Eastings: 367767

OS Northings: 93998

OS Grid: SY677939

Mapcode National: GBR PY.3G7D

Mapcode Global: FRA 57R3.L58

Entry Name: Cowden Farmhouse

Listing Date: 10 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1153973

English Heritage Legacy ID: 106199

Location: Charminster, West Dorset, Dorset, DT2

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

Civil Parish: Charminster

Built-Up Area: Charminster

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Charminster St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


SY 69 SE

7/11 Cowden House

- II

Detached farmhouse. Mid C17, with C16 windows inserted in C20. C19
extension by one bay to west. Random flint rubble walls. Thatch roof,
gabled at east end and hipped at west end. Brickstacks just in from hip
apex and at east gable. 1½ storeys. 3 windows originally, now four.
Fenestration: 2:2: door: 2:3 lights. Inserted Ham stone mullions with
large hollow chamfers and 4-centred heads. Iron casements with lead lights,
including considerable releading. West window in additional bay - square
headed lights. All ground floor windows have separate returned labels
over. Large 2-light eyebrow dormers aligned with the windows below, C20
casements with horizontal glazing bars. Front doorway originally left of
centre, now at centre, C18 brick jambs, plank door with one glazed light in
a wood frame. Interior: 3 unit plan originally with unheated central
room. Cross passage survives, with remains of plank and muntin
partitioning. Dog-leg stair now on rear wall of former central room. Open
fireplace in east room has stone jambs made up from C16 window frames and
mullions, and corbels. Chamfered wood lintel over. False access to bread
oven created C20. Heavy chamfered ceiling beams with stepped stops. (RCHM
Dorset III, p70(16)

Listing NGR: SY6776793998

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