This area has some glorious buildings, celebrated for their architectural splendour and their beauty.

But the sight of some buildings really seem to get our readers' collective goat - branding them 'ugly' and 'blots on the area'.

Here, are some buildings that have been nominated as some of the most controversial and we'd like to hear from you and find out which structures you love and which you can't stand the sight of.

Here's a selection of some of the least liked buildings in the area.

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Burned-out Maiden Street Methodist Church, Weymouth

This once glorious looking church with adjoining minister's house was designed in 1865 in the “Lombardic Romanesque” style.

It was once a key asset of 'Old Weymouth'.

But it was tragically gutted by fire in 2002 and remains boarded up and in a semi-derelict state despite various conversion schemes that have gone before the council.

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Picture: Nigel White

The church's distinctive rose window, a feature of the church before it was destroyed in the fire, was much praised and admired.

Over the years councillors have branded the church 'a very sad sight' with one saying 'it is a building important nationally because it was quite unusual for the time'.

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Demolition of the building in January 2002

In August last year the Grade II listed building went up for sale with planning permission to be converted into an apartment complex of 25 flats.

Weymouth Pavilion building

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On the site before the current Pavilion theatre was constructed in 1958 was the stunning old Pavilion, pictured here in 1910, two years after its construction.

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Again, a devastating fire struck, this time in 1954, and the Ritz Theatre, as it was then called, was destroyed.

In its place the new Pavilion was described as “Weymouth’s most ambitious municipal enterprise” and cost £300,000. The architect of the new Pavilion was Samuel Beverley who in the 1920s had joined the famous theatre architect Frank Verity in partnership. Sadly, Samuel Beverley died in May 1959 before completion of the building and his son in law, Anthony Denny, took over.

Many names were suggested but it was decided to choose the original name of the first theatre so The Pavilion it was. The official opening was delayed until the theatre was complete and formally opened on 15th July 1960 with the show ‘Let’s Make a Night of It’ starring Benny Hill.

Despite the many famous names who have provided entertainment over the years in Dorset, sadly some have never embraced the new Pavilion building.

One Dorchester Road reader, writing to the Dorset Echo, said of the building 'The pavilion has never been, nor will it ever become, the crown jewels of Weymouth.

'As a building it was always an ugly lump stuck on the end of the harbour'.

South Walks House, Dorchester

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These now abandoned £9.7m council offices, closed since the start of the pandemic, were only built in 2012, and are now due to be turned into flats.

They've been described by one reader as 'a huge blot on the area', 'an architectural abomination' and an 'ugly oversized white elephant'.

We want to hear from you about your favourite and least favourite buildings in the area. We're sure there are many many more that evoke passionate feelings - both good and bad! Tell us below.