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Town Hall and Corn Exchange, Blandford Forum

Description: Town Hall and Corn Exchange

Grade: I
Date Listed: 27 October 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 102198

OS Grid Reference: ST8849406328
OS Grid Coordinates: 388494, 106328
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8564, -2.1648

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

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

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Listing Text

(North Side)
Town Hall and
Corn Exchange
ST 8806 1/50 27.10.50.


Portland stone ashlar front. Signed "Bastard, Architect" and dated 1734. Frieze.
2 storey 3 window front, enriched cornice and pediment. Draped stone vases to
pediment and quoin parapets. Clock in tympanum. The three lst floor windows
have moulded architraves, enriched pulvinated friezes, and pediments, the central
one being segmental. Moulded strings. The ground floor has 3 semi-circular
arches with moulded imposts and archivolts leading to open portico, formerly
a market. The front room on the Ist floor has some original fittings and also
portraits of the Bastards. Behind is a mid-Victorian Corn Exchange with interesting
elliptical roof-trusses. Gates to semi-circular arches in portico.

All the listed buildings in Market Place, and Nos 59 to 73 (odd) East Street,
Conyer's Filling Station, Nos 1 to 7 (odd), Nos 2 to 8 (even) and No 12 West
Street, and Church of St Peter and St Paul form a group.

Listing NGR: ST8849406328

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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