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18 and 20, Market Place

A Grade I Listed Building in Blandford Forum, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.8559 / 50°51'21"N

Longitude: -2.1645 / 2°9'52"W

OS Eastings: 388516

OS Northings: 106273

OS Grid: ST885062

Mapcode National: GBR 1ZG.CKY

Mapcode Global: FRA 66CV.0KN

Plus Code: 9C2VVR4P+85

Entry Name: 18 and 20, Market Place

Listing Date: 27 October 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1108646

English Heritage Legacy ID: 102209

Location: Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Blandford Forum

Built-Up Area: Blandford Forum

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Blandford Forum St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Blandford Forum


(South Side)
Nos 18 & 20
ST 8806 1/60 27.10.50.


Architechts: the Bastards of Blandford. One of two somewhat similar 3-storey
5-window fronts. Built as the Red Lion Inn. The Public House now occupies
a much smaller building behind. The front is of the usual brickwork. The central
bay has a yard entry on the ground floor, flanked by stone piers which support
the bases of 2 stone pilasters carrying an open pediment. The pilasters have
unique Composite caps with acanthus ornament and volutes turned inwards. There
is a heavily enriched modillion cornice, The central 2nd floor window is round-headed
and above it, in the tympanum of the pediment, is a foliated cartouche on which
is a heraldic lion on relief, The sash windows have triple keystones and brick
apron. 2 windows, above shop of No 18 have been altered. This shop-front,
probably late C19, is comparatively seemly. That of No 20 ((Messrs Blanford and
Webb) has elaborate carving, cresting, pediment, vases, etc, and competes with
the facade. See "The Bastards of Blandford by John Adams, Architectural Review"
June 1968.

All the listed buildings in Market Place, and Nos 59 to 73 (odd) East Street,
Conyer's Filling Station, Nos 1 to 7 (odd), Nos 2 to 8 (even) and No 12 West
Street, and Church of St Peter and St Paul form a group.

Listing NGR: ST8851006271

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