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THE WAR OFFICE

List Entry Summary

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

Name: THE WAR OFFICE

List entry Number: 1110196

Location

THE WAR OFFICE, HIGHER STREET

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

County: Dorset

District: North Dorset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Iwerne Minster

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 24-Jun-1985

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 103227

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

ST 8614 IWERNE MINSTER HIGHER STREET

10/137 The War Office

GV II

Shelter containing notice boards c.1920 by Giles Gilbert Scott for J. Ismay. Square rubbble walls with Doulting stone dressings, tiled roof. Gable has sculpted relief of Mercury with electric rays emanating from his hands representing the dissemination of news by wireless. The shelter stems from the practice, established during World War I, of posting newspapers of a variety of political views, together with telegraph bulletins, on a board over the village pump for the information of villagers. It is now used as a general parish notice board. (P Anderson Graham 'Iwerne Minster before, during and after the Great War', privately printed, probably 1927).

Listing NGR: ST8667814514

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Anderson, G P , Iwerne Minster before during and after the Great War, (1927)

National Grid Reference: ST 86678 14513

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