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Richard Huish Homes, Taunton

Description: Richard Huish Homes

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 July 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 269784

OS Grid Reference: ST2300624635
OS Grid Coordinates: 323006, 124635
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0159, -3.0990

Location: Magdalene Street, Taunton, Somerset TA1 1RT

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

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Listing Text

(South Side)
Richard Huish Homes.
ST 2224 NE 9/281
ST 2324 NW 12/281


Almshouses founded by Richard Huish, who died in 1615, "for 13 poor, needy, maimed,
impotent and aged men". Rebuilt in second half of C19. Long front to street with
right end coming forward. 2 storeys. Coursed rubble with mm Hill stone dressings.
Slate roof with ridge cresting. 2 gables to right, 1 with hipped roof and gabled
dormer, the other with ½ hipped roof. Finials. 4 windows to left on 1st floor
rising with gablets into roof, 2 lights each with stone mullion. 6 ground floor
windows in arched recesses and with impost string course. Traceried windows with
triple lancets. Section coming forward on right has variety of 2 and 3-light stone
mullioned windows. Entrance up 4 steps pith moulded pointed archway. Double wooden
doors. Slightly lower extension without windows to left. 2-centred archway adjoining
with gable finial and pinnacles. Double wooden doors.

Listing NGR: ST2300624635

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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