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Latitude: 50.9299 / 50°55'47"N
Longitude: -2.1909 / 2°11'27"W
OS Eastings: 386678
OS Northings: 114514
OS Grid: ST866145
Mapcode National: GBR 1YG.QWN
Mapcode Global: FRA 669N.87R
Entry Name: The War Office
Listing Date: 24 June 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1110196
English Heritage Legacy ID: 103227
Location: Iwerne Minster, North Dorset, Dorset, DT11
District: North Dorset
Civil Parish: Iwerne Minster
Traditional County: Dorset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset
Church of England Parish: Iwerne Minster St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
ST 8614 IWERNE MINSTER HIGHER STREET
10/137 The War Office
Shelter containing notice boards c.1920 by Giles Gilbert Scott for J. Ismay.
Square rubbble walls with Doulting stone dressings, tiled roof. Gable has
sculpted relief of Mercury with electric rays emanating from his hands
representing the dissemination of news by wireless. The shelter stems from
the practice, established during World War I, of posting newspapers of a
variety of political views, together with telegraph bulletins, on a board
over the village pump for the information of villagers. It is now used
as a general parish notice board. (P Anderson Graham 'Iwerne Minster
before, during and after the Great War', privately printed, probably 1927).
Listing NGR: ST8667814514
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