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Almshouses and the Reading Room, Milton Abbas

Description: Almshouses and the Reading Room

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 14 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 103518

OS Grid Reference: ST8062501822
OS Grid Coordinates: 380625, 101822
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8156, -2.2764

Location: Milton Abbas, Dorset DT11 0BW

Locality: Milton Abbas
Local Authority: North Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT11 0BW

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Listing Text

In the Entry for

ST 8OO1 MILTON ABBAS MILTON ABBAS
(North west side)
13/02
Nos 1, 2, 3 and 4
14.7.55 Almshouse and the
Reading Room
GV
II*
The Item shall be amended to read


ST 8001 MILTON ABBAS MILTON ABBAS
(North west side)

13/102 Nos 1, 2 , 3 and 4
Almshouses and the
14.7.55 Reading Room

GV II*

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MILTON ABBAS
ST 8001 MILTON ABBAS
(North-west side)

13/02 Nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4
Almshouses and the
14-7-55 Reading Room

GV II*

Almshouse block. First built in the former town in 1674, re-erected on
present site in 1779. Walls of brick and flint banding, with stone dressings;
tiled roof with moulded coped gables and stone eaves courses. 4 brick stacks
along ridge, each with 2 square shafts set diagonally. Single-storey. Reading
Room (now used as Village Hall), in centre, has gable end to road. In this,
ground floor has 3 moulded stone arches with ornamented projecting keystones,
on Tuscan columns - ledged door in centre arch - 2-light windows with lead
lights in outer arches. This feature framed by 2 composite columns supporting
entablature and moulded cornice. Above this, in gable, 3 circular windows with
moulded stone surrounds. Coat of Arms in centre with date stone - 1779 -
below on each side of the Reading Room the almshouse wings, each with 2 ledged
doors in 4-centred arched stone surrounds, and 4 stone mullioned windows with
lead lights. Exposed ceiling beams in Reading Room.RCHM Monument 8. (Dorset.
Vol.III)


Listing NGR: ST8042701762

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Source: English Heritage

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