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MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS

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: MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS

List entry Number: 1110585

Location

MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS, HIGH EAST STREET

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

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Dorchester

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 08-May-1975

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 104325

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List entry Description

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

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

This property shall be upgraded to grade II*

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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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National Grid Reference: SY 69282 90759

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