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6, Durngate Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Dorchester, Dorset

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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

Plus Code: 9C2VPH78+W5

Entry Name: 6, Durngate Street

Listing Date: 8 May 1975

Last Amended: 29 March 2010

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1324434

English Heritage Legacy ID: 104248

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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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

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