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20, Durngate Street, Dorchester

Description: 20, Durngate Street

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 May 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 104254

OS Grid Reference: SY6931590645
OS Grid Coordinates: 369315, 90645
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7146, -2.4360

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 (South side)

(Formerly listed as:

House, C18 and probably predating 1781.

MATERIALS: Rendered, with a pitched roof of modern pantiles, and moulded wooden eaves cornice.

PLAN: The front portion of the house is abutted by buildings on either side. The OS map of 1889 shows a rectangular plan, with a small courtyard at the centre of the eastern side. By 1929 the southern part of the building had been replaced by an outhouse; the current OS map shows a C-plan.

EXTERIOR: A two-storey, two-bay rendered house with a pitched roof of modern pantiles and a moulded eaves cornice. On the street elevation, the door opening (to right) is unornamented. The three windows bear sash frames; the ground-floor window has a moulded surround.

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. 20 Durngate Street is one of a varied group (Nos 18-20) thought to pre-date 1771.

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION: 20 Durngate Street is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Architectural: Externally, a fairly complete example of a modest, two-storey Dorchester house of the C18
* Group Value: With adjacent houses at 18 and 19 Durngate Street, and with other listed buildings nearby

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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