Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1110585

Date first listed: 08-May-1975



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County: Dorset

District: West Dorset (District Authority)

Parish: Dorchester

National Grid Reference: SY 69282 90759


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HIGH STREET EAST 1. 5191 (North Side) SY 6990 7/228 Municipal Buildings II GV

This property shall be upgraded to grade II*


HIGH EAST STREET 1. 5191 (North Side) Municipal Buildings SY 6990 7/228 II GV 2. l847-8. Clock tower: l864 (at which time the original lantern on roof was removed). Portal: 1876. Architect: Benjamin Ferrey. Builder: Samuel Slade. Former Town Hall. Broadmayne brick, with ashlar limestone dressings (Bath above, Portland below). Pitched tile roof with moulded ashlar gable coping and polygonal finials. Moulded ashlar eaves cornice with crenellated parapet. 5 mullion and transom windows with iron glazing bars on 1st floor. 4 pointed arches with hoodmoulds on ground floor, originally an open market, now glazed. Central gabled portal on colonettes with crocketed capitals, carrying relief of Borough Arms. South west corner has oriel turret with chamfered corners taken on polygonal clasping buttress and squinches with traceried panels: band of traceried panelling at eaves Level: corbelled-out bulge at clocks' level: lead spire with sprocketed eaves, half- hipped lucarnes and weather vane. West elevation has 2 arches at ground floor level, and segmental 2 storey oriel above with crenellated parapet, panelled centre section and fixed windows with glazing bars. 2 storey extension in similar style to rear. Its neo-Tudor detail and (especially on west front) its predominant verticals resemble Clyffe Hall, Tincleton, more than Ferrey's other work in Dorset. The Municipal Buildings and Nos 28 to 33 (consec) form a group.

Listing NGR: SY6928290759


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