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Latitude: 50.7149 / 50°42'53"N
Longitude: -2.4346 / 2°26'4"W
OS Eastings: 369411
OS Northings: 90670
OS Grid: SY694906
Mapcode National: GBR PY.RGMB
Mapcode Global: FRA 57S6.3BB
Entry Name: 6, Durngate Street
Listing Date: 8 May 1975
Last Amended: 29 March 2010
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1324434
English Heritage Legacy ID: 104248
Location: Dorchester, West Dorset, Dorset, DT1
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
738/7/164 DURNGATE STREET
08-MAY-75 (North side)
(Formerly listed as:
House, probably C18, predating 1771. The building has undergone some alteration.
MATERIALS: Ridgeway or Portland hammer-dressed stone, with red brick voussoirs. The building has a pitched tile roof brick, with high brick chimney stacks.
PLAN: The current OS map shows the site divided into two parts, the narrower western portion having an extension to the north-west, and the eastern portion having a northern extension with a slight projection to west. Earlier OS maps do not indicate this central division, but instead show the building as rectangular in plan, with a number of small outbuildings to north which may form the core of the present northern extensions. Until 1902 at least, No.s 6 and 7 Durngate Street shared a rear courtyard.
EXTERIOR: The street frontage is two-storeys high, in three-bays. On the first-floor are three segmental-headed windows fitted with casement frames. The front door is set in a plain doorway with segmental-headed brick arch, similar to those over the windows. To the left of the door, an embrasure has been cut for a bay window which is contained within the thickness of the wall. This unusual feature - clearly a later alteration - may be evidence of a former door. The attic is lit by two dormer windows with casements.
INTERIOR: Not inspected.
HISTORY: Durngate Street lies at the centre of the town of Dorchester; the site has been occupied since Roman times. Durngate Street is shown as being almost completely built up on both sides in Hutchins's map of 1771; though the street also contains later buildings. No. 6 Durngate Street is thought to pre-date 1771.
REASON FOR DESIGNATION: 6 Durngate Street is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Architectural: Externally, a noteworthy example of a modest, two-storey Dorchester house of the C18
* Group Value: With adjacent listed buildings, and with listed buildings elsewhere in Durngate Street
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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