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Mary Street Memorial Schools, Taunton

Description: Mary Street Memorial Schools

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 July 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 269792

OS Grid Reference: ST2275924216
OS Grid Coordinates: 322759, 124216
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0121, -3.1024

Location: 20 Mary Street, Taunton, Somerset TA1 3PE

Locality: Taunton
Local Authority: Taunton Deane Borough Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA1 3PE

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Listing Text

(South Side)
Mary Street
Memorial Schools
ST 2224 SE 11/284


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Built 1886. Red brick building on the corner with Mount Street. Asymmetrical
with tall square corner tower surmounted by lead dome aid wooden cupola with weathervane.
Corner pilasters die into walls above ground floor. Stringcourses. Lancet windows
on 3 storeys with segmental brick heads and keystones. 3 gables come forward in
the elevation to left of towe. Slate roofs. moulded cornices. Decorated fields
with plasterwork to pediments in gables. 2 windows in left hand gable under segmental
heads and with plaster surrounds. Sashes with glazing bars. 2 windows under central
gables with segmental heads, dripmoulds and keystones. Further pair of windows
set back between gables. Entrance doorway with plain moulded brick surround and
cornice band with decorative volutes contains the lettering "Mary : St : Memorial
: Schools". Pedimented tablet to left with "Built A.D, 18.36". Elevation to Mount
Street has a tall pedimented facade with cartouche over a large mullioned and transomed
2nd floor window. Corner tower has important townscape value.

Mary Street House, the Lawn, Unitarian Chapel and the School, Mary Street, form a
group with all the listed buildings in Mount Street and Vivary Park. Wilton House
in Hammets Walk, and Nos 1 to 14 (consec) Upper High Street.

Listing NGR: ST2275924216

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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