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18 and 20, Market Place, Blandford Forum

Description: 18 and 20, Market Place

Grade: I
Date Listed: 27 October 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 102209

OS Grid Reference: ST8851606273
OS Grid Coordinates: 388516, 106273
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8559, -2.1645

Location: B3082, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 7EB

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

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Listing Text

(South Side)
Nos 18 & 20
ST 8806 1/60 27.10.50.


Architechts: the Bastards of Blandford. One of two somewhat similar 3-storey
5-window fronts. Built as the Red Lion Inn. The Public House now occupies
a much smaller building behind. The front is of the usual brickwork. The central
bay has a yard entry on the ground floor, flanked by stone piers which support
the bases of 2 stone pilasters carrying an open pediment. The pilasters have
unique Composite caps with acanthus ornament and volutes turned inwards. There
is a heavily enriched modillion cornice, The central 2nd floor window is round-headed
and above it, in the tympanum of the pediment, is a foliated cartouche on which
is a heraldic lion on relief, The sash windows have triple keystones and brick
apron. 2 windows, above shop of No 18 have been altered. This shop-front,
probably late C19, is comparatively seemly. That of No 20 ((Messrs Blanford and
Webb) has elaborate carving, cresting, pediment, vases, etc, and competes with
the facade. See "The Bastards of Blandford by John Adams, Architectural Review"
June 1968.

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: ST8851006271

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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