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Corton Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Portesham, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.6678 / 50°40'4"N

Longitude: -2.5161 / 2°30'58"W

OS Eastings: 363620

OS Northings: 85474

OS Grid: SY636854

Mapcode National: GBR PW.JQJP

Mapcode Global: FRA 57M9.MLM

Plus Code: 9C2VMF9M+4G

Entry Name: Corton Farmhouse

Listing Date: 26 January 1956

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1304777

English Heritage Legacy ID: 105294

Location: Portesham, Dorset, DT3

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Portesham

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Portesham St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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4/173 Corton Farmhouse

Detached Farmhouse, former manor farm. C16 features with extensive C17 additions
and C20 alterations. Dressed stone walls. Slate and stone slate roofs with stone
gable-copings and scroll kneelers. C17 stone stack rebuilt at north gable end, C20
stack at north rear wing gable-end. Original range, running north and south with
later C17 additions to the east, at north and south ends. Space between rear ranges
subsequently filled in. 2 storeys with attics. 3 windows to the west elevation,
2 at south end are 3-light stone mullions with round heads, moulded jambs and
framing C16. 5-light stone mullion to first floor, C16. Northern end of same
elevation has 4-light (ground) and 3-light stone mullions, with straight-chamfered
jambs. Ground floor window with a label. Front door, on north wall, rear wing,
2-leaf, C20 with multi-glass panels. C20 porch with sleeper stone walls and glazed
panel sides, pitched slate roof over. North wing has one set of 3-light stone
mullions, straight-chamfered, C17, on north side, and on south side, Wooden
casements. South wing has 2-light mullions in gable end wall. South wall of house
rebuilt C20, after south range removed in 1963. Interior: very largely modernised,
fireplace lintel dated 1684 is a re-used doorhead from derelict Corton cottages.
(RCHM Dorset II, p.244 (9)).

Listing NGR: SY6362085474

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