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Prudential Assurance, Taunton

Description: Prudential Assurance

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 July 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 269735

OS Grid Reference: ST2267124478
OS Grid Coordinates: 322671, 124478
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0145, -3.1037

Location: Corporation Street, Taunton, Somerset TA1 1JW

Locality: Taunton
Local Authority: Taunton Deane Borough Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA1 1JW

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Listing Text

(West Side)
No 21 (Prudential
ST 2224 SE 11/254 Assurance)


Occupying a prominent corner site, picturesque turret at junction with Corporation
Street. Late C19/early C20. 2 storey building in Baroque style. Colourwashed.
Heavily moulded cornice with brackets and balustraded parapets to left and right
elevations. Quoin pilasters with cartouches at eaves. Band over ground floor.
Bay window at angle across corner is surmounted by an octagonal open turret with
cornice and curved pyramidal roof. Openwork wrought-iron finial and weather-vane.
Round headed arches with keystones. Floriated frieze at cornice level and large
3-light oriel at 1st floor level. 2 windows to left, and 2 plus 1 to right. All
windows with architrave surrounds, pulvinated friezes and pediments to left and
right. Sashes with some glazing bars. Ground floor has one large window with
voluted keystone to left and right. Bull's eye window with swag further right.
Entrance under angled oriel with shouldered architrave surround. Clock flanked
by cartouches over door. Double wooden doors.

No 1A Billet Street, No 66 The County Hotel, the Brendon Bar and No "8ยจ East Street,
form an important group with the listed buildings in Cheapside, Fore Street and the

Listing NGR: ST2267124478

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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