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1 to 4, Tregonwell Cottages and the Reading Room, Milton Abbas

A Grade II* Listed Building in Milton Abbas, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.8156 / 50°48'56"N

Longitude: -2.2764 / 2°16'34"W

OS Eastings: 380625

OS Northings: 101822

OS Grid: ST806018

Mapcode National: GBR 0YD.THJ

Mapcode Global: FRA 663Y.4ZL

Entry Name: 1 to 4, Tregonwell Cottages and the Reading Room, Milton Abbas

Listing Date: 14 July 1955

Last Amended: 28 July 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1118594

English Heritage Legacy ID: 103518

Location: Milton Abbas, North Dorset, Dorset, DT11

County: Dorset

District: North Dorset

Civil Parish: Milton Abbas

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Milton Abbas

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 07/12/2017

ST 8001

MILTON ABBAS (North west side)
Nos 1, 2 , 3 and 4 Tregonwell Cottages and the Reading Room

(Formerly listed as Nos 1, 2 , 3 and 4 Almshouses and the Reading Room)


Almshouse block. First built in the former town in 1674, re-erected on present site in 1779. Walls of brick and flint banding, with stone dressings; tiled roof with moulded coped gables and stone eaves courses. Four brick stacks along ridge, each with two square shafts set diagonally. Single-storey. Reading Room (now used as Village Hall), in centre, has gable end to road. In this, ground floor has three moulded stone arches with ornamented projecting keystones, on Tuscan columns - ledged door in centre arch - two-light windows with lead lights in outer arches. This feature framed by two composite columns supporting entablature and moulded cornice. Above this, in gable, three circular windows with moulded stone surrounds. Coat of Arms in centre with date stone - 1779 - below on each side of the Reading Room. The almshouse wings, each with two ledged doors in four-centred arched stone surrounds, and four stone mullioned windows with lead lights. Exposed ceiling beams in Reading Room.

RCHM Monument 8. (Dorset.Vol.III)

Listing NGR: ST8042701762

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