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St Margaret's Leper Hospital, Taunton

Description: St Margaret's Leper Hospital

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 4 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 269752

OS Grid Reference: ST2384624810
OS Grid Coordinates: 323846, 124810
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0176, -3.0870

Location: 2 Leycroft Road, Taunton, Somerset TA1 2EA

Locality: Taunton
Local Authority: Taunton Deane Borough Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA1 2EA

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Listing Text

(North Side)
St Margaret's Leper
Hospital (formerly
listed as St Margaret's)
ST 2324 NE 13/12 4.6.52.


Early leper hospital rebuilt in early C16. Converted and occupied as almshouses
1612-1938. Restored by Rural Community Council and occupied by them since 1959.
Long freestanding single storey building. Mostly of local shillet stone, now whitewashed.
Thatched roof with attic rising to right. Thatch eaves on scrolled wrought-iron
brackets to rear. Brick stack to right gable, stone parapet to left gable end.
New oak supports to front verandah. Singele and double leaded lights under wooden
lintels. Original oak doorframes with Tudor arched lintels. On front is a stone
tablet with the arms of Abbot Bere of Glastonbury, the original restorer of the

Listing NGR: ST2384624810

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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