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Description: 8-12, Market Place
Date Listed: 31 March 1978
English Heritage Building ID: 312953
OS Grid Reference: ST8745345077
OS Grid Coordinates: 387453, 145077
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2048, -2.1810
WARMINSTER MARKET PLACE
Nos 8 to 12 (even)
ST 8745 SW 6/249
Including No 1 Weymouth Street.
The corner site opened 1838 as Literary and Scientific Institute. Architect:
Edward Blore. An early example of the Tudor style. Asymmetrical. 2 1/2 storeys
ashlar, facing the Market Place and with an imposing return to Weymouth Street.
Ashlar plinth, coved string over 1st floor interrupted by gables and dormers,
all with moulded copes, parapet with moulded cope. Slate roofs with ridge
chimneys. Right hand part (No 8) has a full height gabled rectangular bay,
1-5-1 mullion and transom lights on 1st and ground floors with coved strings
over. A 2 light mullion window in gable with drip mould; doorway to left,
8 panel door in Tudor arch with moulded head and 2 square lights over. The
left hand part has a range of 3 cross mullion and transom windows with glazing
bar casements on 1st floor, framed by weathered buttresses on ground floor.
3 corbelled half dormers over with gables, one retaining finial, and single
lights. 2 modern plate glass shop fronts on ground floor, the left hand
shop projecting to link with fascia of No 14, has traces of original Gothic
shop. The return to Weymouth Street is in similar style with gable, having
2 light mullion window with dripmould and 3 light mullion and transom windows
on 1st and ground floors. No 1 Weymouth Street also in similar style with
a gable with window duplicate to return of No 8. Coved string over 1st floor
carried across parapet of angled oriel of 1-3-1 mullion and transom lights.
The oriel is supported on a wide angled stem with central window. Large
cross mullion and transom window with drip mould to right and a pair of sashes
in a single frame above. Elaborate doorway to left, 6 panel door in moulded
4 centred arch, dripmould over raised to point with engaged finial in centre,
lozenge type overlight.
Listing NGR: ST8746345072
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Source: English Heritage
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