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Under Sheriff's Office, South Petherton

Description: Under Sheriff's Office

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 19 April 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 264271

OS Grid Reference: ST4318416877
OS Grid Coordinates: 343184, 116877
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9485, -2.8101

Location: Crown Lane, South Petherton, Somerset TA13 5DQ

Locality: South Petherton
Local Authority: South Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA13 5DQ

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Listing Text

7/186 Under-Sheriff's Office



Former house, on corner site; now offices. Later C17. Ham stone ashlar; Welsh slate roof, coated, between high stepped
coped gables suggesting former thatch; brick and and intermediate chimney stacks. 'T'-plan; 2 storeys, 5 bays. Plinth,
eaves course, continuous string over openings at both levels, stepped up over doorway: 3-light ovolo-mould mullioned
windows in wave-mould recesses, rectangular-leaded panes with iron-framed opening lights; doorway between bays 2/3,
cambared-arched and moulded to match, in rectangular recess with incised spandrils, C20 boarded door up 2 steps. Laanto
extension against south-west gable to match, with 2-light window having label and external ferramenta. C20 extension to
rear in reconstructed stone, roughly matching. Interior not fully seen: formerly through passage plan: a C18 staircase
partly modified, fielded panel doors and shutters to windows; the interior considerably modified to meet fire
regulations. The law firm in the building found c1749 and this became the Under-Sheriff's Office in 1947. (VCH, Vol
III, 1974).

Listing NGR: ST4319316884

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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