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Description: The Toll House and Attached Churchyard Wall
Date Listed: 18 July 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 248070
OS Grid Reference: SU5788894132
OS Grid Coordinates: 457888, 194132
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6430, -1.1648
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DORCHESTER HIGH STREET
SU5794 (East side)
5/41 The Toll House and attached
18/07/63 churchyard wall
(Formerly listed as Turnpike
Toll house, now office. Early C19. Brick with rubbed-brick arches, on a
limestone ashlar plinth; old plain-tile and Welsh-slate roofs. Plan has a half
octagon breaking forward from a rectangular section, plus a rear outshut. One
storey. Front has a central doorway with a stone pedimented canopy on carved
brackets and a sash door; 12-pane sashes in canted sides are set within recesses
with cambered arches. Leaded casements, in end walls of rectangular section, are
set within segmental-arched recesses. Hipped roof has a central octagonal brick
stack. Slated outshut has further leaded casements and plank door. Inscriptions
on plinth record several floods, the earliest 1823. Interior not inspected. C17,
or earlier, churchyard wall runs approx. 35 metres. to left and 1 metre to
right. It is of large limestone ashlar blocks with later brick coping.
Listing NGR: SU5788894132
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Source: English Heritage
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