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Municipal Building (West End) Municipal Buildings (East End) (Incorporating the Old Grammar School), Taunton

Description: Municipal Building (West End) Municipal Buildings (East End) (Incorporating the Old Grammar School)

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 4 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 269671

OS Grid Reference: ST2262324522
OS Grid Coordinates: 322623, 124522
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0149, -3.1044

Location: Corporation Street, Taunton, Somerset TA1 4AF

Locality: Taunton
Local Authority: Taunton Deane Borough Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA1 4AF

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Listing Text

(North Side)
4.6.52. Municipal Buildings (East End)
(incorporating The Old
Grammar School)
Municipal Building (West End)
ST 2224 NE 9/16


A large building with 2 main parts set on a terrace above the road. The east end
was a Grammar School built about 1480, probably refounded by Bishop Fox of Winchester
1522, and improved by Roger Hill, a merchant of Taunton who died in 1544. This
part has rubble walls with ashlar dressings. 5-light mullioned and transomed windows
without dripmoulds are divided by buttresses. Decayed heraldic device in east
wall. Inside is a hall of 4 bays, much restored, but retaining its open timber
roof. The Old Grammar School is a scheduled AM. 2 storey western extensions were
carried out in 1902, the whole building having a continuous slate roof. Similar
Tudor style with plain mullioned windows, but with gablets rising into roof. Picturesque
square wooden bellcote. Leaded lights to windows. 3 storey battlemented tower
comes forward at west end,

All the listed buildings (except No 34 and the Dragon Book Shop and Wall) in Bath
Place and Corporation Street form a group.

Listing NGR: ST2262324522

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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