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Description: The Priory
Date Listed: 18 July 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 248083
OS Grid Reference: SU5785294234
OS Grid Coordinates: 457852, 194234
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6439, -1.1653
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DORCHESTER HIGH STREET
SU5794 (East side)
5/54 The Priory
House. Probably C17, remodelled early C18. Brick with some timber framing; old
plain-tile roofs with brick stacks. Double-depth plan. 2 storeys plus attics.
4-window front, with storey band and moulded brick dentil cornice, has 12-pane
sashes under gauged-brick keystone flat arches, converted from segmental arches;
ground-floor windows have panelled shutters, and doorway, to left of centre, has
a 4-panel door, architrave and flat canopy on shaped brackets. Window to left of
door is a later restoration. High parapet has 2 blocked openings. Right end wall
retains a segmental arch over a blind window. Rear part of side wall is a
different build, and has very fine brickwork with plinth, storey band, moulded
cornice, rubbed and gauged flat keystone arches, and dressings in bright red
brick with purple walling. End wall has pairs of sashes at ground and first
floors, and the one-bay return to rear has a further sash and a narrow blind
panel. Gable end of timber-framed core is visible to rear. Roof is complex and
has dormers behind parapets. C18 brick wing of 3 bays projects to rear, with
leaded casements of 2 and 3 lights under segmental arches and a timber-framed
rear wall. Interior not inspected.
Listing NGR: SU5785294234
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Source: English Heritage
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