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21 and 23, Commercial Road, Shepton Mallet

Description: 21 and 23, Commercial Road

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 October 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 266475

OS Grid Reference: ST6175143596
OS Grid Coordinates: 361751, 143596
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1903, -2.5487

Location: Commercial Road, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 5BU

Locality: Shepton Mallet
Local Authority: Mendip District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA4 5BU

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Listing Text


6/77 Nos 21 & 23


- II

Court house and police station, now police station and store. 1858 by C. Wainwright and R. Heard. Coursed squared
limestone rubble, dressed stone detail, slate roof, ashlar stacks. Jacobean Revival, symmetrical facade. 2-storeys and
attic, 11-bays, stone mullion and transom windows having 4-centred lights; some with angled labels. Third and ninth
bays in wings projecting at right angles to facade. Second and tenth bays in flanking 3-storey towers with flat roofs,
each with open porch at its base made up two 4-centred archways. Four 4-centred doorways with chamfered stone
surrounds, studded plank doors, elaborately scrolled cast iron hinges. Shaped end gables with copings to each and
projecting wings. Erected 2 years after the establishment of the Somerset County Constabulary.

Listing NGR: ST6175143596

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Source: English Heritage

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