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The Market House, Watchet

Description: The Market House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 12 June 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 264619

OS Grid Reference: ST0707443420
OS Grid Coordinates: 307074, 143420
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1824, -3.3309

Location: B3191, Watchet, Somerset TA23 0AN

Locality: Watchet
Local Authority: West Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA23 0AN

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Listing Text

The Market House
ST 0743 2/11 12.6.50
182O, rebuilding of earlier Market House which stood in the centre of Market Street
and was demolished in 1805. Repaired and ground floor converted to a museum in 1979.
First floor, Holy Cross Chapel (formerly St Decuman's Mission Church). Render, hipped
slate roof with square louvred lantern surmounted with weather-vane. Two-storeys.
Rectangular on plan. All window and door openings have stone surrounds with imposts,
segmental arches and keystones. Elevation to Market Street has 4 windows, 2-light
metal casements in wooden frames with diagonal lead glazing bars to first floor.
Ground floor has 2 plain boarded doors and two 3-light shop windows. Double external
stone staircase at the north-west end, doorway at head of stairs. Small 'lock-up'
under stairs. South-east end has single 2-light casement, window with diagonal lead
glazing bars and reinstated doorway below; elevation to Nos 27 and 28 Market Street
has 2 large 3-light shop windows and 2 doorways with plain boarded doors. Timber
bollard at south-east corner of Market House associated with nearby dock slip-way.

Listing NGR: ST0707443420

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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