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26, High East Street, Dorchester

Description: 26, High East Street

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 May 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 104324

OS Grid Reference: SY6928490726
OS Grid Coordinates: 369284, 90726
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7154, -2.4364

Location: B3150, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1EZ

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

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Listing Text

(South Side)
No 26
SY 6990 7/227
Early Cl6 or possibly late C15 remodelled in early C19. Rear portion probably
late C16 or early Cl7. Stucco, probably over timber-frame. Hipped slate roof.
3 storeys. Moulded wooden eaves conice. 1 cased sash with glazing bars on 2nd
floor. 1 canted oriel with moulded cornice and sashes with glazing bars on
1st floor. Altered C19 shopfront on ground floor - glazed door with glazing
bars and fanlight with glazing bars.
Ground floor interior has ceiling taken on a grid of deeply moulded joists (4
orders of moulding to those in front, 1 convex and 1 concave to those behind).
For the front part c.f. the oriel ceiling in Abbot's Hall, Milton Abbas (1498)
or contemporary church ceilings in Dorset (eg Holwell, Puddletown, Hazelbury
Drian). although more elaborate, these examples may help to date No 26 High
East Street. Nearer to hand are the ceilings of the north and south chapels
in St Peter's Church, High West Street.
All Saint's Church and Nos 21 to 26 (consec) form a group with No 1 Cornhill

Listing NGR: SY6928490726

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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