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Hangsmans Cottage, Dorchester

Description: Hangsmans Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 May 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 104419

OS Grid Reference: SY6905491018
OS Grid Coordinates: 369054, 91018
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7180, -2.4397

Location: Caters Place, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1XN

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

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Listing Text

(North Side)
Hangman's Cottage
SY 6691 2/17 8.5.50. I
C13, possibly earlier. 2 storeyed stone and brick cottage block with thatched
roof. Curved on plan. Formerly 3 cottages, now 2. No 17 has higher eaves line,
Hangman's Cottage has half-dormer. Projecting brick porch. Wood casements, some
lead glazing. Hipped gables. The hangman who carried out the sentences at the
"Bloody Assizes" is supposed to have lived here.

Listing NGR: SY6905491018

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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