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Looke Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Puncknowle, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.6972 / 50°41'49"N

Longitude: -2.641 / 2°38'27"W

OS Eastings: 354822

OS Northings: 88812

OS Grid: SY548888

Mapcode National: GBR PS.KLRK

Mapcode Global: FRA 57C7.DXY

Plus Code: 9C2VM9W5+VH

Entry Name: Looke Farmhouse

Listing Date: 7 August 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1287947

English Heritage Legacy ID: 401047

Location: Puncknowle, Dorset, DT2

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Puncknowle

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Abbotsbury St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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6/226 Looke Farmhouse

Detached Farmhouse. Dated R and M H 1700 on door lintel. Shallow
rubble-stone walls, with dressed stone quoins. Stone slab and
slate roof, hipped. Four stacks, with stone bases and brick above
in extruding Greek Cross plan-form. Plan: double-fronted, single-
depth house with attached service range at side. 2 storeys with brick-
vaulted basements and attics. 2 windows, sashes with glazing-bars,
plain dressed stone surrounds, pulvinated frieze and moulded cornice,
with deep segmental pediments having blind carved fanlight decoration
with rosettes at the centre. (Pediments only to the ground floor
windows). Upper windows have wooden lintels. The 2 basements
openings have stone labels and voussoirs over these. Square stone
tablet at upper centre with big and small bolection mouldings.
Front doorway at centre, (up 5 stone steps), moulded stone jambs
and depressed arch head with rosettes in the spandrels. Jambs cut
away. Carved and dated lintel, with pulvinated frieze above and
same segmental pediment. Carved stone urn sits at top with 3 Green
Men carved in low relief. 2 large stone blocks carved as (?)
wheatsheaves. Dormer window at centre in roof, 2-light wooden
casement with glazing-bars, C20 insertion. Attached range at
right hand end, former C18 kitchen block. Rubble-stone walls. Slate
roof with stone gable-coping. Tall brick stack at right hand eaves.
2 storeys, lower than the main range. One window, 2-light French
window at ground floor with horizontal glazing-bars. 3-light wooden
casement above, with wood cill and lintel. Rear extension: Cl9
2 storey pentice-roofed outshut added. Renewed plank door at centre
with a wooden lintel over. Interior : lobby-entrance, single depth
house with fireplaces set across. corners of the rooms. Doorcase
stair from former kitchen to upper rooms.

The house is very unusual in Dorset, both in plan and elevation.
RCHM Dorset I, p 190 (4).

Listing NGR: SY5482288812

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