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Shire Hall, Taunton

Description: Shire Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 July 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 269864

OS Grid Reference: ST2239024295
OS Grid Coordinates: 322390, 124295
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0128, -3.1077

Location: 3 Upper High Street, Taunton, Somerset TA1 4EU

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

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Listing Text

(North Side)
Shire Hall
ST 2224 SW 10/342


Large isolated Gothic building on a hill set back from the street. By W B Moffat,
1855-58. Perpendicular style. South front. Central feature is gabled entrance
range coming forward from a cross range at rear with gables rising above crenellated
parapets and 3 turrets to each side. White lias with Ham stone dressings. Slate
roofs. Mostly 2 storeys with attics in turrets and gables. Buttresses, crenellated
parapets and 1, 2, and 3 light windows with traceried heads. Entrance front has
a projecting oriel with openwork parapets supported by archway and surround of
main entrance. Attached shafts leading to brackets under balconette flank the
heavily moulded segmental entrance arch. Heraldic devide and parchment scrolls
over the massive double doors. Oculus with stellar tracery in gable, subsidiary
wing in similar style to left.

Listing NGR: ST2239024295

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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