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The Former Dorset County Council Junior School, Wareham Town

Description: The Former Dorset County Council Junior School

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 May 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 108119

OS Grid Reference: SY9219687336
OS Grid Coordinates: 392196, 87336
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6856, -2.1118

Location: St Michael's Road, Worth Matravers, Dorset BH20 4JS

Locality: Wareham Town
Local Authority: Purbeck District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH20 4JS

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Listing Text

(North Side)

The Former Dorset County
Council Junior School
(Previously listed as
Junior Schools)
SY 9287 1/87 7.5.52.


1789. Builders George Gollop of Poole and John Swetland. South (principal) front
circa 1849. Former Congregational Chapel, opened on New Year's Day, 1790, to
house a congregation which had seceded from the main Congregational community
the previous year. After their reconciliation in 1849, it was converted for use
as a British School.
Stucco front. Pitched slate roof. 2 storeys. 4 giant pilasters without capitals,
but with sunk panels taking pediment. 3 ranges of segment-headed windows with
glazing bars. Door with segment-headed fanlight, and segment-headed relieving
arch on plain imposts.

Nos 18 to 22 even and the Junior School form a group.

Listing NGR: SY9219687336

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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