Hooke Court

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Coordinates: 50°48′07″N 2°39′59″W / 50.8019°N 2.6663°W / 50.8019; -2.6663

Hooke Court

Hooke Court is a 17th-century house in rural Dorset, England. It is a Grade II* listed building[1] built around the time of the English Civil War.

Standing in 14 acres of mature park and woodland, Hooke Court is on the outskirts of Hooke, a small village in rural West Dorset, 11 miles from the Jurassic Coastline. It lies at the foot of Warren Hill.

In the Civil War it was damaged by fire by Roundheads. but repaired in 1647 by the Duke of Bolton. There had been previously been medieval buildings on the site.

Hooke Court is today used as a residential study centre. In 2007 it was featured on the television series Time Team which attempted to discover the nature of the medieval buildings.

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  1. ^ "Hooke Court". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 

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