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The Reading Room - Now Puddletown Youth Centre

A Grade II Listed Building in Puddletown, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.7479 / 50°44'52"N

Longitude: -2.3451 / 2°20'42"W

OS Eastings: 375748

OS Northings: 94316

OS Grid: SY757943

Mapcode National: GBR 0Z8.1XN

Mapcode Global: FRA 57Z3.G73

Entry Name: The Reading Room - Now Puddletown Youth Centre

Listing Date: 10 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1154417

English Heritage Legacy ID: 106261

Location: Puddletown, West Dorset, Dorset, DT2

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

Civil Parish: Puddletown

Built-Up Area: Puddletown

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Puddletown with Athelhampton and Burleston St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

SY 7594 HIGH STREET (North

14/73 The Reading Room - -
now Puddletown Youth


Village reading room, now used as Youth Centre. Dated 1870. Rock-laced
ashlar walls with ashlar dressings. Slate roof, with heavily cusped
bargeboards, 2 storeys. Elevation to High Street has gabled porch at right
end, extending beyond the main building. Deep bargeboards and ledged door
in shouldered arched opening. In main building, ground and first floors
each have three 2-light stone mullioned windows. These linked vertically by
recessed ashlar panels with shields set in lozenges. West elevation, to
Mill Street, has porch with ornamental bargeboard. Ledged door in 1
shouldered arched opening with inscription "Reading Room" over. Single
light window by door, and circular window over, all in a pointed relieving
arch. At right end, the High Street range projects as gabled wing. In this
a 2-storey canted bay window with hipped roof. Stone mullioned windows,
with horizontal glazing bars, on each floor. These linked vertically by
recessed ashlar panels with shields set in lozenges, and date plaque. Wing
to left of the gable, of 2 storeys, and attic. Ground floor has a 3-light
stone mullioned window under relieving arch. Similar 2-light window on
first floor. Small gabled dormer in attic.

Listing NGR: SY7574894316

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

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