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The Old Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Iwerne Minster, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.9299 / 50°55'47"N

Longitude: -2.1925 / 2°11'32"W

OS Eastings: 386570

OS Northings: 114507

OS Grid: ST865145

Mapcode National: GBR 1YG.QHL

Mapcode Global: FRA 669N.7NY

Plus Code: 9C2VWRH5+W2

Entry Name: The Old Cottage

Listing Date: 24 June 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1324637

English Heritage Legacy ID: 103225

Location: Iwerne Minster, Dorset, DT11

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Iwerne Minster

Built-Up Area: Iwerne Minster

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Iwerne Minster St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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10/135 The Old Cottage

House, early C16 or earlier. Hall floored, probably C17 and various
alterations of the C18, C19 and C20. Walls of flint, rubble and brickwork
of a variety of builds with rubble dressings. Half-hipped, thatched roof
with brick stacks to gable-ends and part way along the ridge. One and a
half storeys, irregular fenestration (3 gabled dormers). Windows are
mainly 3-light wrought-iron casements with leaded-lights in timber frames.
Central, part-glazed, panelled door under open, half-hipped, tiled porch.
Early insurance company plaque on front wall.

Internally the ceilings have deep stop-chamfered beams and the open
fireplaces have deep chamfered timber bressummers. The front door leads
onto a cross-passage. The roof is supported on 4 true cruck trusses with
extensive smoke blackening. The purlins are wind-braced. The central
cruck has a chamfered arch braced collar, the chamfer taken to a point
through an ogee curve. The adjacent windbraces are also chamfered. This
suggests the house originally had a two bay hall open to the roof with an
open hearth. The roof retains its original smoke-blackened wattle lining
under the thatch. The position of the C17 fireplaces suggests that the
house was converted into a pair of cottages after being ceiled. (RCHM, Dorset,
vol. IV, p. 40, no. 13).

Listing NGR: ST8657014507

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