Dorchester Corn Exchange

Benjamin Ferrey (1810-1880)

Broadmayne brick, with ashlar limestone dressings

1847-48 (clock tower added in 1864; portal added in 1876)

High East Street, Dorchester

This Grade II* listed building, with its attractive Tudor detailing, is the model for the Casterbridge Corn Exchange featured in both Far From the Madding Crowd and The Mayor of Casterbridge.

  • [Blue plaque for Benjamin Ferrey on the façade]
  • Photographs by Jacqueline Banerjee, caption by JB and Philip V. Allingham, and commentary below by Allingham.

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