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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

Dorset (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
ST 86268 22932


ST 8622 2/59

HIGH STREET (South Side) Town Hall


GV II Built by Richard, Marquess of Westminster, in 1837. Tower 1879, rebuilt 1925. Ground floor reconstructed 1926. Stone ashlar building with 5-window fronts, that to High Street being 2-storey, and that to Gold Hill, where the ground falls away, 3-storey. Castellated parapets, Small central tower has open pediment and clock. The windows are mostly 5-light casements with Gothic heads to lights and diagonal glazing-bars, On the lower floors the openings have 5-centred heads, those to the lower ground floor facing Gold Hill having wrought-iron gates. Facing High Street there is a central castellated porch and contemporary railings.

The Town Hall Church of St Peter, The Mitre Inn and Nos 25 to 31 (odd) form a group.

Listing NGR: ST8627222940


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 25 Nov 2001
Reference: IOE01/06150/27
Rights: Copyright IoE Ms Brenda Innes. Source Historic England Archive
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