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Kings Arms Hotel, Dorchester

Description: Kings Arms Hotel

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 8 May 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 104328

OS Grid Reference: SY6932290758
OS Grid Coordinates: 369322, 90759
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7156, -2.4359

Location: B3150, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1HF

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

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Listing Text

(North Side)
8 5 50. No 30 and )30A
(King's Arms Hotel).
Stables and outbuildings of
King's Arms Hotel which
back onto Friary Lane.
SY 6990 7/37
Late C18 or early C19. Approximately 3 window stucco front. 3 storeys and
attics. Tiled roof, hipped dormers. Moulded wood cornice with fluted frieze.
Near west end is a slight set-back in which is segmental arched opening to
courtyard. Above this is a window with cast iron balcony. Also near the west
end is a 1st floor splayed bay. Main feature of the front is a projecting porch
with Roman Doric columns supporting an entablature. Elaborate cast iron balustrade
and lamp bracket. Above this is a fine 2 storey semi-circular bow. Windows
of 5 lights with fluted pilasters between them. Entablature with triglyphs
above centre-line of pilasters. Main cornice of the facade is returned round
bow above 2nd floor. Stables and outbuildings include former King's Arms Tap.
Late C18 or early C19. Chequer brick. Hipped old tile roof. Various modern
windows and 3 Diocletian windows.
The Municipal Buildings and Nos28 to 33 (consec) form a group.

Listing NGR: SY6932290758

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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