Barnwells House and Garden
Grade 1 listed house c. 1500, Arts and Crafts garden c. 1925
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Barnwells, built in about 1500, is a grade 1 listed property. It is of jointed cruck and stone and flint construction under a stone tile roof.

Front view of Barnwells c. 1939
A Survey and Inventory by the Royal Commission
Rear view of Barnwells c. 2009

It is described in Historic Monuments England – West Dorset: Range of houses on West side of Abbey Street is of two storeys; the walls are of stone and timber framing and the roofs are covered with stone slates. The whole range was built c.1500, the individual tenements being separated by stone party walls with elaborately moulded corbelling at the level of the upper storey….No. 2 (Barnwells [now no 9]), formerly the Nags Head Inn, has a similar front to No. 1 [now no 15], but has curved brackets under the first floor projection. It has 18th-century alterations including the bay window, staircase and entry. Inside the building there are two original four-centred heads fireplaces [plus one other] and some plank-partitions.

Joseph Benwell Clark
 in front of four centred fireplace  c. 1927
Barnwells – Medieval slip tiles

Plank partitioningPart of 15th century reredos from Cerne Abbey in the West wall 2009