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The Reading Room - Now Puddletown Youth Centre, Puddletown

Description: The Reading Room - Now Puddletown Youth Centre

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 106261

OS Grid Reference: SY7575094318
OS Grid Coordinates: 375750, 94318
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7480, -2.3451

Location: Mill Street, Puddletown, Dorset DT2 8RU

Locality: Puddletown
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT2 8RU

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Listing Text

SY 7594 HIGH STREET (North

14/73 The Reading Room - -
now Puddletown Youth


Village reading room, now used as Youth Centre. Dated 1870. Rock-laced
ashlar walls with ashlar dressings. Slate roof, with heavily cusped
bargeboards, 2 storeys. Elevation to High Street has gabled porch at right
end, extending beyond the main building. Deep bargeboards and ledged door
in shouldered arched opening. In main building, ground and first floors
each have three 2-light stone mullioned windows. These linked vertically by
recessed ashlar panels with shields set in lozenges. West elevation, to
Mill Street, has porch with ornamental bargeboard. Ledged door in 1
shouldered arched opening with inscription "Reading Room" over. Single
light window by door, and circular window over, all in a pointed relieving
arch. At right end, the High Street range projects as gabled wing. In this
a 2-storey canted bay window with hipped roof. Stone mullioned windows,
with horizontal glazing bars, on each floor. These linked vertically by
recessed ashlar panels with shields set in lozenges, and date plaque. Wing
to left of the gable, of 2 storeys, and attic. Ground floor has a 3-light
stone mullioned window under relieving arch. Similar 2-light window on
first floor. Small gabled dormer in attic.

Listing NGR: SY7575094318

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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