Description: Somerset and Bath Constabulary Headquarters
Date Listed: 4 July 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 269865
OS Grid Reference: ST2241824158
OS Grid Coordinates: 322418, 124158
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0116, -3.1073
Somerset and Bath
ST 2224 SW 10/343
The former County Gaol in the grounds to rear of Police Station. The gaol was
originally built in 1754 and enlarged in 1815 and 1843. Very long 3 storey range
with higher polygonal tower attached to rear. The third wing of the T-shaped building
has now been demolished. Red rubble walls with ashlar window dressings. Slate
roofs. Gable end parapets with kneelers. Polygonal cap to tower with deep eaves.
Sash windows to left with glazing bars under stone voussoir lintels (mostly cambered).
Shorter windows to right. Gable end to west has 3 tall round headed windows with
stone and brick surrounds. Side walls of polygonal tower have 4 light windows
with stone mullions and sill band.
Somerset and Bath Constabulary Headquarters and Block 'B' to south-east form a group.
Listing NGR: ST2241824158
Source: English Heritage
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