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Agriculture House

A Grade II Listed Building in Dorchester, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.7155 / 50°42'55"N

Longitude: -2.4385 / 2°26'18"W

OS Eastings: 369139

OS Northings: 90738

OS Grid: SY691907

Mapcode National: GBR PY.RFL0

Mapcode Global: FRA 57S6.1TF

Entry Name: Agriculture House

Listing Date: 8 May 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1119070

English Heritage Legacy ID: 104383

Location: Dorchester, West Dorset, Dorset, DT1

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

Civil Parish: Dorchester

Built-Up Area: 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)
Nos 59 to 61 (consec)
(Agriculture House)
SY 6990 7/243
l883. Architect. G R Crickmay of Weymouth. Brown brick, all details in ashlar.
3 storeys. Moulded eaves cornice. Balcony with urns at either end. 8 ranges
of sashes. Giant pilasters at angles, and also flanking bays 3 and 6, which
break forward slightly. Ground floor of bays 3,4,5, and 6 is faced with rusticated
ashlar. Above these bays pilasters carry a full entablature, the cornice dentilled,
and pediments above bays 3 and 6. All windows have shouldered architraves with
keystones, those on 2nd floor of bays 3 and 6 with fishscale ornament and moulded
cornices on consoles. Bays 1, 6 and 7 of ground floor and 3 and 6 of 1st floor
have tripartite windows similar to rest, but with moulded cornices, and acroteria
over. Bay 3 has double doors with elaborate moulded panelling flanked by ornamental
pilasters with consoles taking pediment - shell motif in tympanum and swag on
frieze. Bay 8 has a 6 panel door with fanlight.
Nos 48 to 65A (consec)including the Shire Hall, Holy Trinity Church, the Museum,
St. Peter's Church and monument to William Barnes in churchyard immediately south
of West Tower form a group.

Listing NGR: SY6913990738

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