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Hangman's Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Dorchester, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.718 / 50°43'4"N

Longitude: -2.4397 / 2°26'22"W

OS Eastings: 369054

OS Northings: 91018

OS Grid: SY690910

Mapcode National: GBR PY.R788

Mapcode Global: FRA 57S5.TLD

Plus Code: 9C2VPH96+54

Entry Name: Hangman's Cottage

Listing Date: 8 May 1950

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1324034

English Heritage Legacy ID: 104419

Location: Dorchester, Dorset, DT1

County: 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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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 13/12/2019

SY 6691

Hangman's Cottage

(Formerly listed as Hangman's Cottage, NORTHERNHAY)


C13, possibly earlier. Two storeyed stone and brick cottage block with thatched roof. Curved on plan. Formerly three cottages, late two. Former No. 17 has higher eaves line, Hangman's Cottage has half-dormer. Projecting brick porch. Wood casements, some lead glazing. Hipped gables.

The hangman who carried out the sentences at the "Bloody Assizes" is supposed to have lived here.

Listing NGR: SY6905491018

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