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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
Entry Name: Rat's Castle (At End of Short Lane Opposite Hopman's Farm)
Listing Date: 28 March 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1323264
English Heritage Legacy ID: 108391
Location: Lytchett Matravers, Purbeck, Dorset, BH16
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
SY 99 NW LYTCHETT MATRAVERS HIGH STREET, NORTH-EAST
3/113 Rat's Castle
(At end of short lane opposite
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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