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Rat's Castle (At End of Short Lane Opposite Hopman's Farm)

A Grade II Listed Building in Lytchett Matravers, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.7608 / 50°45'38"N

Longitude: -2.0849 / 2°5'5"W

OS Eastings: 394104

OS Northings: 95693

OS Grid: SY941956

Mapcode National: GBR 322.7NZ

Mapcode Global: FRA 67J2.FL1

Plus Code: 9C2VQW68+82

Entry Name: Rat's Castle (At End of Short Lane Opposite Hopman's Farm)

Listing Date: 28 March 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1323264

English Heritage Legacy ID: 108391

Location: Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Lytchett Matravers

Built-Up Area: Lytchett Matravers

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Lytchett Matravers St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

Tagged with: Architectural structure Thatched cottage

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3/113 Rat's Castle
(At end of short lane opposite
Hopman's Farm)


Detached house. Probably C17, enlarged in C19 and c 1980. Original section,
of L-shaped plan, has ironstone and brick walls, part plastered, thatched roof
with coped gables, and plastered brick stack. C19 extension on north has
colourwashed brick walls and slate roof. C20 extension on south has plastered
walls and thatched roof. One storey and attics. Entrance front has lean-to
porch between 2 projecting wings - this has stone slate roof and ledged door.
Half-dormer over, with C20 casement. Projecting wing of original house -
right of porch, has added conservatory, and small casement window in attic.
Internally, 2 C17 moulded oak door frames survive. Chamfered ceiling beams
in main ground floor room.

Listing NGR: SY9410495693

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