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Taunton Head Post Offce

A Grade II Listed Building in Taunton Deane, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0162 / 51°0'58"N

Longitude: -3.1031 / 3°6'11"W

OS Eastings: 322720

OS Northings: 124667

OS Grid: ST227246

Mapcode National: GBR M1.J7P9

Mapcode Global: FRA 46DF.DXT

Entry Name: Taunton Head Post Offce

Listing Date: 25 November 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1051982

English Heritage Legacy ID: 361612

Location: Taunton Deane, Somerset, TA1

County: Somerset

District: Taunton Deane

Town: Taunton Deane

District Council Ward: Taunton Manor and Wilton

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added to the list:-

TAUNTON NORTH STREET
ST 2224 NE
(East side)
9/10005 No 38
Taunton Head Post Office
GV II

Post office. 1911, by Arthur Rutherford; built by Pollard and Son ofBridgewater. English bond red
brick and Portland stone ashlar. Roof concealed behind parapet. Service hall at front with entrances
to left and right and carriageway to rear on the left. Renaissance style. 3 storeys, 1:1:4:1 bay front,
bays two and seven advanced. Ashlar ground floor with five tall metal-frame windows to the service
hall with Ionic pilasters, flanked by projecting doorways with bolection architraves, large keystone
inscribed POST OFFICE in cornice and semi-circular fanlight above with flush rusticated arch and
large keystone supporting apron of window above. The apron and pilasters of the centre windows
have tassel drops. The carriageway on the left has a plain segmental arch with a large keystone and
iron gates. Above, first floor windows have 15-pane sashes and second floor has 12-pane sashes, all
with keystones in flat arches and moulded cills with small aprons; the projecting bays have stone
quoins. Moulded stone cornice with paired modillions and brick parapet with stone coping.
INTERIOR: Later suspended ceiling in the service hall.
The Post Office was built on the site of the Spread Eagle Inn.


Listing NGR: ST2274124669

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