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Agriculture House, Dorchester

Description: Agriculture House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 May 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 104383

OS Grid Reference: SY6913990738
OS Grid Coordinates: 369139, 90738
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7154, -2.4385

Location: 63 B3150, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1XA

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

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Listing Text

(North Side)
Nos 59 to 61 (consec)
(Agriculture House)
SY 6990 7/243
l883. Architect. G R Crickmay of Weymouth. Brown brick, all details in ashlar.
3 storeys. Moulded eaves cornice. Balcony with urns at either end. 8 ranges
of sashes. Giant pilasters at angles, and also flanking bays 3 and 6, which
break forward slightly. Ground floor of bays 3,4,5, and 6 is faced with rusticated
ashlar. Above these bays pilasters carry a full entablature, the cornice dentilled,
and pediments above bays 3 and 6. All windows have shouldered architraves with
keystones, those on 2nd floor of bays 3 and 6 with fishscale ornament and moulded
cornices on consoles. Bays 1, 6 and 7 of ground floor and 3 and 6 of 1st floor
have tripartite windows similar to rest, but with moulded cornices, and acroteria
over. Bay 3 has double doors with elaborate moulded panelling flanked by ornamental
pilasters with consoles taking pediment - shell motif in tympanum and swag on
frieze. Bay 8 has a 6 panel door with fanlight.
Nos 48 to 65A (consec)including the Shire Hall, Holy Trinity Church, the Museum,
St. Peter's Church and monument to William Barnes in churchyard immediately south
of West Tower form a group.

Listing NGR: SY6913990738

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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