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Former Squirrel Hotel, Wellington

Description: Former Squirrel Hotel

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 January 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 269975

OS Grid Reference: ST1384320518
OS Grid Coordinates: 313843, 120518
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9776, -3.2286

Location: Fore Street, Wellington, Somerset TA21 8AQ

Locality: Wellington
Local Authority: Taunton Deane Borough Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA21 8AQ

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Listing Text

(South Side)
Former Squirrel Hotel
ST 1320 1/14 25.1.51.
Has been an important inn at least since 1686, and is the only one now left of
any antiquity. The Squirrel was the badge of the Bluetts of Holcombe Rogus Devon,
the principal local family in the 17th century. The front range is the original
structure, although much altered. Long 2 storeyed roughcast front. Slate roofs,
swept at eaves. Brick parapet to right gable end. Red brick stacks. 3 windows
to higher left hand section. Three 3-light windows in centre. 3 widely spaced
windows on right. All sashes with thin glazing bars. Assortment of bay windows
and porches on ground floor with all openings blocked at time of survey (1975).
Splayed bay under cornice to left end. Doorway has porch with segmental curved
hood, keystone and octagonal columns. Ball motif to cornice. Second splayed
bay in centre. Combined porch and bay window under cornice to right. Round-headed
lunette over entrance flanked by pilasters. A third porch at right end with segmental
curved hood, keystone and ball motif to cornice.

Listing NGR: ST1384320518

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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