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The War Office

A Grade II Listed Building in Iwerne Minster, Dorset

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1110196

English Heritage Legacy ID: 103227

Location: Iwerne Minster, North Dorset, Dorset, DT11

County: Dorset

District: North Dorset

Civil Parish: Iwerne Minster

Built-Up Area: Iwerne Minster

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Iwerne Minster St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


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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