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Gateway or South Front to Former Almshouses, Blandford Forum

Description: Gateway or South Front to Former Almshouses

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 October 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 102133

OS Grid Reference: ST8855906344
OS Grid Coordinates: 388559, 106344
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8565, -2.1639

Location: Church Lane, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 7AD

Locality: Blandford Forum
Local Authority: North Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT11 7AD

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Listing Text

(East Side)
Gateway or South front
to former almshouses
(formerly listed as
Municipal Buildings)
ST 8806 1/5 27.10.50.


The front originally belonged to Almshouses built in 1736 to replace some destroyed
by fire. The Almshouses have now been re-built elsewhere. The front is of the
same greenish stone as the Church, It has a pedimented gable with a round
window. The lower storey has an arcade of 3 bays, the centre arch semi-circular,
the others segmental. Over the latter are sunk panels with now illegible inscriptions.
Projecting imposts and keystones. Pavement of knapped flint.

No 5 and the Gateway form a group with the Church.

Listing NGR: ST8856106344

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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