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4 and 5, High West Street, Dorchester

Description: 4 and 5, High West Street

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 May 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 104345

OS Grid Reference: SY6921790716
OS Grid Coordinates: 369217, 90716
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7153, -2.4374

Location: B3150, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1UJ

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

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Listing Text

(South Side)
Nos 4 and 5
SY 6990 7/240
Mid C19. Formerly Williams' Bank (founded in 1786 by the Williamses of Bridehead,
subsequently patrons of Benjamin Ferrey); 1897 absorbed into Wiltshire and
Dorset Bank. Ashlar Bath stone. 3 storeys. Very elaborate and heavy moulded
stone eaves cornice with modillions. Moulded stone cornice on 2 ornamental
consoles over ground floor. Rusticated quoins. Arcaded ground floor, of which
2 outer arches contain 2 6 panelled doors and semi-circular fanlights, and
2 inner arches have sashes with semi- circular heads. Soffits moulded, jambs
panelled, spandrels panelled. 4 ranges of sashes to 1st and 2nd floors, all
with elaborate moulded architraves, and dentilled pediments to those on 1st
floor. Panelled chimneys with elaborate cornicing and acroteria.

Listing NGR: SY6921590712

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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