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Retaining Wall 40m North West of Woodlands Farm House

A Grade II Listed Building in Woodlands, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.8734 / 50°52'24"N

Longitude: -1.9367 / 1°56'11"W

OS Eastings: 404552

OS Northings: 108216

OS Grid: SU045082

Mapcode National: GBR 427.36D

Mapcode Global: FRA 66TS.RB5

Entry Name: Retaining Wall 40m North West of Woodlands Farm House

Listing Date: 4 November 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1155435

English Heritage Legacy ID: 107625

Location: Woodlands, East Dorset, Dorset, BH21

County: Dorset

District: East Dorset

Civil Parish: Woodlands

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Woodlands The Ascension

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


5/166 Retaining wall 40 m
north west of Woodlands
16.5.85 Farm House


Retaining wall. Early C16 or earlier, raised c.1710 and C19. Large squared
stone blocks laid to courses; raised in thin red bricks laid English bond (C18)
and larger bricks laid Flemish bond (C19). Extends south towards west wall
of north block of house (5/163), and east in line with north end of Woodlands
Farmhouse. Probably originated as north west corner of range parallel to present
farmhouse part of same building as north part of 5/163, but different materials
suggest possibility of yet earlier origin. Raising of c.1710 (dated by com-
parison with other buildings on site) probably connected with reconstruction of
early range as one of two office ranges flanking approach to main house of
c.1710; demolished by c.1840 after which what survives has functioned as a
retaining wall. Two offset foundation courses, returning eastwards parallel
to slope of ground to meet level square offset which on west defines a plinth.
(For general history of site see RCHM Dorset 5 (1975), p.112.)

Listing NGR: SU0455208216

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