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19, Durngate Street, Dorchester

Description: 19, Durngate Street

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 May 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 104253

OS Grid Reference: SY6932390651
OS Grid Coordinates: 369323, 90651
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7147, -2.4359

Location: Durngate Street, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1UH

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

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Listing Text

08-MAY-75 19

(Formerly listed as:

House, C18 and probably predating 1781. The building appears to have undergone alteration to serve as a shop during the C19, and is believed to continue in commercial use (2009).

MATERIALS: colour-washed brick, with a pitched tile roof and two brick chimney stacks.

PLAN: The southern portion of the building has undergone considerable change since the publication of the OS map of 1889. In that year, the property was shown as a rough L-plan, with outbuildings extending the south-east wing, and filling in the junction between the two wings. By 1902 a south-west extension had been built, but most of this had been removed by 1929, leaving a C-plan similar to the footprint of the building as it exists today (2009).

EXTERIOR: A two-storey building of colour-washed brick, with a pitched tile roof and two brick chimney stacks. On the first floor, two widely-spaced windows with flush-framed 6/6 sashes. On the ground floor, the central doorway has been incorporated in a C19 shop front; the door and three-paned window framed by panelled pilasters and an entablature. The door is part-glazed, with two moulded panels below. To the left of the doorway, a second shop window, this one with two panes, surmounted by an entablature. The front elevation of No. 18 extends to meet that of No. 19; a narrow door leads to what appears to be a passage between the two buildings.

INTERIOR: Not inspected.

HISTORY: Durngate Street is shown as almost completely built up on both sides in Hutchins's map of 1771; though the street also contains later buildings, No. 19 Durngate Street is one of a varied group (Nos 18-20) thought to pre-date 1771. Originally built as a house, the building is believed to have been converted to a shop during the late C18 or early C19. The neighbouring building, No. 18, also converted, appears to have reverted to solely domestic use later in the C19.

REASON FOR DESIGNATION: 19 Durngate Street is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Architectural: Externally, a noteworthy example of a modest, two-storey Dorchester house of the C18, with later alterations demonstrating the building's conversion to commercial use during the C19
* Group Value: With adjacent houses at 18 and 20 Durngate Street, and with other nearby listed buildings

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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