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Description: Old Police Cottages
Date Listed: 4 August 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 264695
OS Grid Reference: SS9936444196
OS Grid Coordinates: 299364, 144196
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1881, -3.4414
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5366 DUNSTER MAIN ROAD
Old Police Cottages
(Nos 1, 2 and 3)
SS 9844-9944 3/63
Former Police Station set at angle to Minehead road. 1858 by John Norton. Symmetrical
design in random rubble red sandstone, ashlar dressings. Plain tile roofs, stone
chimney stacks. Two storeys, E-shaped plan. Tudor Gothic detailing. Central two
storey porch with steep hipped roof. End wings break forward, coped gables and stone
finials. Square turrets with pyramidal roofs and metal finials in return angles. Two
gabled dormers with copings, six 1, 2 and 3-light stone mullion and transom windows,
hood-moulds, casements with glazing bars. Tudor arch heads to windows and spandrels.
Plate tracery to first floor window over central porch. Flattened pointed arch
doorways spandrels and rectangular hood-moulds. Central entrance with lancet relieving
arch and hood mould. Inscription panel "Police Station AD 1858".
A good and unaltered example of a police station of the period built for the County
Constabulary (founded 1856). The later court room at the rear has been altered and
is not included in this list.
Listing NGR: SS9936444196
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Source: English Heritage
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