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Congregational Church, Taunton

Description: Congregational Church

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 December 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 269831

OS Grid Reference: ST2277524717
OS Grid Coordinates: 322775, 124717
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0166, -3.1023

Location: Lower Middle Street, Taunton, Somerset TA1 1AB

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

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Listing Text

(East Side)
Congregational Church
ST 2224 NE 9/231 17.12.73 Church


Set back from the east side of North Street and reached through gates along a wide
drive to the west front. Erected 1843 in C12 gothic style.
West front. Coursed rubble with ashlar dressings. High gable to nave, divided
by corner buttresses with setoffs from the aisles with lean-to roofs. Glazed vesica
in apex of gable. Below are triple lancets with hoodmoulds set in echelon. Stringcourse.
A 2nd triplet of short lancets with hoodmoulds to ground floor. The aisle ends
have corner buttresses with pinnacles and oculi. Small gabled porches come forward
from the aisles, also with corner buttresses and pinnacles. Pointed archways with
wooden doors to entrances. The interior of the 4 bay aisled nave has openwork
wooden roofs above the clerestorey. Wooden glaalleries. To right of west front
is a 2-storey lean-to extension with single lancet to lst floor and pointed archway
below. Passageway leads through to Whirligig lane.

Listing NGR: ST2276624720

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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