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The War Office, Iwerne Minster

Description: The War Office

Grade: II
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

Location: Higher Street, Iwerne Minster, Dorset DT11 8LX

Locality: Iwerne Minster
Local Authority: North Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT11 8LX

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Listing Text


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

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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