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The Market House, Taunton

Description: The Market House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 4 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 269839

OS Grid Reference: ST2273424490
OS Grid Coordinates: 322734, 124490
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0146, -3.1028

Location: East Street, Taunton, Somerset TA1 4AE

Locality: Taunton
Local Authority: Taunton Deane Borough Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA1 4AE

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Listing Text

(in centre of Fore Street)
The Market House (formerly
listed as Market Buildings)
ST 2224 SE 11/13 4.6.52.


1770-72 by Copleston Warre Bampfylde, an amateur architect. Radically altered
in 1932 by H S W Stone. Centre block of 2 storeys plus attic and basement, originally
flanked by one storey arcaded open markets. New 2 storey wings added in 1932.
Red brick with stone dressings, slate roof. Pediment added to north front. Sill
band and string course under lst floor windows. 5 windows, sashes with glazing
bars. Central lst floor window has architrave surround and pediment on consoles.
Balustraded apron linked below to a rusticated round-headed doorway with cornice
on volutes. Semi-circular fanlight and 4-panel door. Wrought-iron spiked railings
flank doorway. Good building in key position.

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

Listing NGR: ST2273524495

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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