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Description: 55, High Street
Date Listed: 18 July 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 248119
OS Grid Reference: SU5775594358
OS Grid Coordinates: 457755, 194358
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6451, -1.1667
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DORCHESTER HIGH STREET
SU5794 (West side)
18/07/63 (Formerly listed as house
adjoining Bullyn to S)
House. 1610 on front, extended C18. Timber framing with rendered infill on
clunch rubble plinth; limestone ashlar and brick; old plain-tile roof with brick
stacks. 2-unit plan, with rear outshut. 2 storeys plus attics. 6-window front is
double-jettied and has moulded bressumers and scroll brackets carved with
acanthus and Ionic capitals. At ground and first floors large leaded casements
replace oriels for which mortices remain, and are flanked, at first floor, by
high-level, 3-light ovolo-moulded mullion windows, restored C20 with diamond
glazing. At ground floor similar windows are only on the inner sides and there
is an inserted 4-panel door to extreme right. "1610/IH" is inscribed on a stud.
Large stack with 4 diagonal shafts rises from the roof slope above the central
bay. To left is a single-storey C20 extension. Outshut is of brick on an ashlar
lower storey and has dormers. Interior not inspected.
Listing NGR: SU5775594358
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Source: English Heritage
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