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Martyrs' Cottage

A Grade I Listed Building in Tolpuddle, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.749 / 50°44'56"N

Longitude: -2.292 / 2°17'31"W

OS Eastings: 379493

OS Northings: 94415

OS Grid: SY794944

Mapcode National: GBR 0Z4.WX4

Mapcode Global: FRA 6723.JVD

Entry Name: Martyrs' Cottage

Listing Date: 26 January 1956

Last Amended: 10 March 1987

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1119869

English Heritage Legacy ID: 106359

Location: Tolpuddle, West Dorset, Dorset, DT2

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

Civil Parish: Tolpuddle

Built-Up Area: Tolpuddle

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Tolpuddle St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

SY 7994 (North SIde)

15/170 Martyrs' Cottage
(formerly listed as
26.1.56 Martyrs' Cottages)

- I

Detached cottage, formerly 2 cottages. Probably C18. Walls part plastered cob,
part brick, colourwashed. Double Roman tile roof with crested ridge. Brick end
stacks. 2 storeys. One part-glazed oak door, and one stable door. Ground floor has
2 casements with glazing bars and one C20 casement. First floor has 2 sashes with
vertical glazing bars, one casement with commemorating house as meeting place of
the Tolpuddle Martyrs. At right end one C20 casement with glazing bars. At left
end a single storey range with gabled roof and one C20 casement. It was the
cottage of Thomas Standfield, one of the six agricultural workers who in 1834 were
transported to the Australian convict settlements for taking an oath illegaly under
the Mutiny Act of 1797 which had been designed to prevent mutinies in the navy.
They were pardoned in 1837 and returned to England in 1838. The public outcry
raised by the case was critical to the early strengthening of the Trade Union
movement. Graded for its historical importance as the meeting place of the Friendly
Society of Agricultural Labourers. Source' The story of Tolpuddle Martyrs TUC
Publications 1984.

Listing NGR: SY7949394415

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