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Gateway or South Front to Former Almshouses

A Grade II Listed Building in Blandford Forum, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.8565 / 50°51'23"N

Longitude: -2.1639 / 2°9'50"W

OS Eastings: 388559

OS Northings: 106345

OS Grid: ST885063

Mapcode National: GBR 1ZG.CQ3

Mapcode Global: FRA 66CT.SYG

Entry Name: Gateway or South Front to Former Almshouses

Listing Date: 27 October 1950

Last Amended: 7 September 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1108698

English Heritage Legacy ID: 102133

Location: Blandford Forum, Dorset, Dorset, DT11

County: Dorset

District: North 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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Listing Text

(East Side)
Gateway or South front
to former almshouses
(formerly listed as
Municipal Buildings)
ST 8806 1/5 27.10.50.


The front originally belonged to Almshouses built in 1736 to replace some destroyed
by fire. The Almshouses have now been re-built elsewhere. The front is of the
same greenish stone as the Church, It has a pedimented gable with a round
window. The lower storey has an arcade of 3 bays, the centre arch semi-circular,
the others segmental. Over the latter are sunk panels with now illegible inscriptions.
Projecting imposts and keystones. Pavement of knapped flint.

No 5 and the Gateway form a group with the Church.

Listing NGR: ST8856106344

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

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