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Latitude: 50.7761 / 50°46'33"N
Longitude: -2.1635 / 2°9'48"W
OS Eastings: 388568
OS Northings: 97403
OS Grid: SY885974
Mapcode National: GBR 20F.CTL
Mapcode Global: FRA 67C1.6Z2
Entry Name: Tomson Farm House
Listing Date: 14 July 1955
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1324258
English Heritage Legacy ID: 103429
Location: Anderson, North Dorset, Dorset, DT11
District: North Dorset
Civil Parish: Anderson
Traditional County: Dorset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset
Church of England Parish: Winterbourne Zelstone with Tomson and Anderson St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
SY 89 NE WINTERBORNE TOMSON
7/16 Tomson Farm House
Detached farmhouse. Early C17, with C19 rear additions. Walls of ironstone
rubble, hipped tiled roof with stone eaves courses; 2 stacks projecting from
rear wall, stone up to eaves, brick above, each with 3 shafts set diagonally,
with oversailing caps. 2 storeys and attic. Original plan rectangular, of
3 main rooms, with projecting gabled stair tower at rear. C19 rear wing at
right end, incorporating remains of a C17 cottage, and C19 lean-to along
rear wall. Main front elevation has 3 added brick buttresses. C20 stone
porch between 2 of these, with stone slate lean-to roof: doorway with 4-centred
arch flanked by narrow stone windows. Ground floor has three 4-light stone
mullioned windows with lead lights, under label moulds. First floor has
4 similar windows. Rear wing has stone and brick walls and tiled roof with
stone eaves courses. 2 brick stacks - one rebuilt. One storey and attic.
Passage through wing near main house. Ledged door. Ground floor has 3 C20
metal windows. 2 hipped dormers in attic with similar windows. Internally,
entrance hall has 2 plank and muntin partitions - one re-set, with 4-centred
arched doorways. At rear, 4-centred arched doorway leads into later lean-to.
Similar, blocked, doorway from lean-to into stair tower. Left ground floor
room has large 4-centred arched stone fireplace. Small cupboard in adjoining
wall, ventilated into fireplace. Centre room has remains of plank and muntin
partition. Right end room, kitchen, has segmental-arched stone fireplace and
4-centred arched doorway. Stone spiral stair leads to first floor and attic.
Main first floor rooms have C17 ornamental plaster ceilings - restored - with
rose, crown and fleurs de lys motifs. Left room has carved oak C17 draught
lobby, and 4-centred arched stone fireplace. Similar fireplace in right end
room. 2 fireplaces, with timber lintels, in attic. Rear wing has remains of
stack with large open fireplace, spiral stair and chamfered ceiling beams -
all C17. House under repair at time of survey (1984).
(RCHM Monument 4 Dorset, Vol.III)
Listing NGR: SY8856897403
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