Just a brief stop today on our tour of Dorchester's historic High Street.

After our stroll up 'solicitor street' brought us a stop at number 48 High West Street - the practice of Dr John Good, Dorchester Prison's surgeon - we move on to number 49.

In the 1950s 49 High West Street was the office of TB Jeffs estate agents and auctioneers with their salerooms at The Grove. It became Jeffs and Son in 1975 when the son was taken into the business. They were agents for the Halifax Building Society for many years until November 1975 when the building society moved to the town centre.

Jeffs and Son closed their office in 2005 but continued the auction room. Fordington Estate Agents took over the building, then it was Bartle Pye Estate Agents, which closed in 2013. On May 4 2013 Temple Hill Residential Lettings and Property Management commenced and still trade there.

The premises also include Old School House where you will currently find The Royal Voluntary, Dorchester Bid Company and Bright Button Production.

Thanks as always to Derek Pride for the research and to Joy Wallis who spent so long typing it all up.