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Description: The War Office
Date Listed: 24 June 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 103227
OS Grid Reference: ST8667814513
OS Grid Coordinates: 386678, 114513
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9299, -2.1909
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ST 8614 IWERNE MINSTER HIGHER STREET
10/137 The War Office
Shelter containing notice boards c.1920 by Giles Gilbert Scott for J. Ismay.
Square rubbble walls with Doulting stone dressings, tiled roof. Gable has
sculpted relief of Mercury with electric rays emanating from his hands
representing the dissemination of news by wireless. The shelter stems from
the practice, established during World War I, of posting newspapers of a
variety of political views, together with telegraph bulletins, on a board
over the village pump for the information of villagers. It is now used
as a general parish notice board. (P Anderson Graham 'Iwerne Minster
before, during and after the Great War', privately printed, probably 1927).
Listing NGR: ST8667814514
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Source: English Heritage
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