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23, High East Street, Dorchester

Description: 23, High East Street

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 May 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 104322

OS Grid Reference: SY6931090731
OS Grid Coordinates: 369310, 90731
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7154, -2.4361

Location: B3150, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1HD

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

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Listing Text

(South Side)
No 23
SY 6990 7/225
Late Cl9. Probably by Crickmay and Son of Weymouth, the designers of Agriculture
House, High West Street. Brown brick, with ashlar (apparently Bath stone) dressings.
3 storeys. Continuous sill bands, stringcourse, full entablature with cartouches
linked by swags below frieze, modillion eaves cornice and parapet. Brick chimneys
with ashlar ornament, viz: dentilled stringcourses, ornamental panels, coved
cornices and acroteria. 3 ranges of sashes with moulded architraves, those
on lst floor having scroll-ended friezes, with swags set on oblong panels, dentilled
cornices and scroll-shaped pediments with terminal acroteria and shell motifs
in centres. Ends of 2nd floor are set back slightly and have ornamental scrolls
set against them. Contemporary shop front: pilasters with elaborate carved
capitals and modillion cornice. A very vigorous design, with reminiscences
of "Greek" Thompson.
All Saint's Church and Nos 21 to 26 (consec) form a groqp with No 1 Cornhill

Listing NGR: SY6931090731

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Source: English Heritage

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