Historic Buildings Consultant

15th Century House, Dorset

15th Century House, Dorset

15th Century House, Dorset

The property is a Grade II-listed house in Dorset and is one part of a nearly homogenous street-scape characterised by the use of local Purbeck stone in construction. However, this building is a rare survival of a hall-house, of which only two others are extant in the town, dating from the late 15th or early 16th century.

The construction is particularly notable by the survival of base crucks, enhanced with arched braces over the former open hall, and two king-post trusses which would appear to be part of later roof alterations.

We provided a report for the owners charting the development of the building from the original hall-house through various changes between the 16th and 19th centuries, including ancillary extensions.