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Description: 26, Market Place (See Details for Further Address Information)
Date Listed: 7 September 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 102212
OS Grid Reference: ST8854606276
OS Grid Coordinates: 388546, 106276
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8559, -2.1641
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865 MARKET PLACE
ST 8806 1/62
With No 73 East Street similar in general arrangement to Nos 18 and 20. Architects
the Bastards of Blandford, the easternmost part of the building formerly the
architects' own house. 3-storey 5-window front, stone ground floor, red brick
with stone dressings above. Similar central feature to the other example except
that the yard entry has arched head. The pilaster caps have in-turning volutes
and are similar to but not identical with those to Nos 18 and 20. The heavily
enriched modillion cornice is also similar but not identical. The central 2nd
floor window is round headed with moulded archivolt and foliated keystone. The
other 2nd floor windows have eared architraves and shaped aprons. 1st floor
windows have rusticated quoins and voussoirs. 2 pedimented dormers. Shop fronts
are suitable in scale, that to No 73 East Street. (Electricity House) being
modern, and that to No 26 being C19 with panelled pilasters. Behind ground
floor showroom in No 73, a room with panelling and plaster ceiling; the study
of John Bastard. 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: ST8855106272
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Source: English Heritage
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