Description: Council Offices
Date Listed: 19 May 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 31946
OS Grid Reference: ST6646954207
OS Grid Coordinates: 366469, 154207
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2860, -2.4822
5120 HIGH STREET
No 19 (Council Offices)
ST 6654 4/14 19.5.50
Mid-late C18 Palladian. Similar to work by the Patys (architect/builders in
Bristol). Ashlar with slate roof, ashlar stacks with moulded caps at gable
ends. Three storeys and basement. Five bays, glazing bar sash windows in
rusticated surrounds. Central square head doorway, with Gibbs surround, moulded
open pediment on brackets; 4 steps up to later ½ glazed 6 panel door.
Plinth, rusticated angle pilasters (French quoins), moulded cornice, plain
parapet. Lead rain-water pipe with conical rain-water head to left hand gable.
Modern 2 storey 3 window hipped extension to right, not of special interest.
Top lit single storey library wing, circa 1900, with 4 pairs of arched windows,
included for group value only.
Rear of interest: central stair gable (late survival).; lower projecting 'L'
plan wing to right; long 2 storey rendered and tiled outer wing to left.
Local stone quadrant walls to street with wrought iron overthrow with lettering
"Norton-Radstock Urban District Council".
Interior retains a number of original features - cornices, moulded plaster
panels, etc. Also a fine mid C18 staircase and good early C18 doorcase (now
enclosed by later lobby to rear) with an architrave surround, carved brackets
and enriched Vitruvian scroll frieze.
Listing NGR: ST6646954207
Source: English Heritage
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