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Hangsmans Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Dorchester, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.718 / 50°43'4"N

Longitude: -2.4397 / 2°26'22"W

OS Eastings: 369054

OS Northings: 91018

OS Grid: SY690910

Mapcode National: GBR PY.R788

Mapcode Global: FRA 57S5.TLD

Entry Name: Hangsmans Cottage

Listing Date: 8 May 1950

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1324034

English Heritage Legacy ID: 104419

Location: Dorchester, West Dorset, Dorset, DT1

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

Civil Parish: Dorchester

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Dorchester and West Stafford

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

(North Side)
Hangman's Cottage
SY 6691 2/17 8.5.50. I
C13, possibly earlier. 2 storeyed stone and brick cottage block with thatched
roof. Curved on plan. Formerly 3 cottages, now 2. No 17 has higher eaves line,
Hangman's Cottage has half-dormer. Projecting brick porch. Wood casements, some
lead glazing. Hipped gables. The hangman who carried out the sentences at the
"Bloody Assizes" is supposed to have lived here.

Listing NGR: SY6905491018

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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