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Reading Room Cottage and the Old Reading Room

A Grade II Listed Building in Powerstock, Bridport, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.7637 / 50°45'49"N

Longitude: -2.6866 / 2°41'11"W

OS Eastings: 351671

OS Northings: 96242

OS Grid: SY516962

Mapcode National: GBR PR.86FL

Mapcode Global: FRA 5782.74P

Plus Code: 9C2VQ877+F9

Entry Name: Reading Room Cottage and the Old Reading Room

Listing Date: 11 November 1966

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1227804

English Heritage Legacy ID: 402257

Location: Powerstock, Dorset, DT6

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

Civil Parish: Powerstock

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Powerstock with West Milton Witherstone and North Porton St Mary The Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

SY 5195 & 5196


Reading Room
Cottage and the
Old Reading Room


Attached Cottage and former reading room. Mid C18. Rubble stone
walls. Thatch roof, hipped at left hand, with a stone gable-coping
at right hand. One brick stack at left hand hip apex, C20. One
brick stack at ridge centre. 1½ (left) and one storey. 4 windows,
3-light wooden casements with horizontal glazing-bars. Wooden cills.
Former Reading Room has 2 tall 3--light windows with a high wooden
transom rebuilt. Small square window on the gable end. Front doors
(Reading Room Cottage); plank with a wooden lintel over. (Old
Reading Room) plank with one glass light. Interior: (left hard)
C19 cooking-range in situ. Slightly chamfered ceiling-beam.
Source: R.C.H.M. Dorset I, p 185(17).

Listing NGR: SY5167196242

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