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7, Durngate Street, Dorchester

Description: 7, Durngate Street

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 May 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 104249

OS Grid Reference: SY6942090669
OS Grid Coordinates: 369420, 90669
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7148, -2.4345

Location: Durngate Street, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1HB

Locality: Dorchester
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT1 1HB

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Listing Text

738/7/165 DURNGATE STREET
08-MAY-75 (North side)
7

(Formerly listed as:
DUMGATE STREET
7)

II
House, C18, probably predating 1771.

MATERIALS: Stuccoed, with a pitched tile roof, and a high brick stack shared with No. 6 (qv).

PLAN: The plan of No. 7 Durngate Street - rectangular, but narrowing slightly to north - remains unchanged since the publication of the first OS map in 1889. Until 1902 at least, No.s 6 and 7 shared a rear courtyard.

EXTERIOR: The street frontage of this two-storey building is divided into three regular bays, containing two ranges of windows with 8/8 sash frames in moulded frames; a blind window sits above the centrally-placed front door at first-floor level. In the centre of the roof is a casement dormer window with hipped tile roof.

INTERIOR: Not inspected.

HISTORY: Durngate Street lies at the centre of the town of Dorchester; the site has been occupied since Roman times. Durngate Street is shown as being almost completely built up on both sides in Hutchins's map of 1771; though the street also contains later buildings, No. 7 Durngate Street is thought to pre-date 1771.

REASON FOR DESIGNATION: 7 Durngate Street is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Architectural: A well-preserved example of a modest, two-storey Dorchester house of the C18
* Group Value: With adjacent listed buildings, and with listed buildings elsewhere in Durngate Street

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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