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Latitude: 50.9776 / 50°58'39"N
Longitude: -3.2287 / 3°13'43"W
OS Eastings: 313836
OS Northings: 120513
OS Grid: ST138205
Mapcode National: GBR LV.LRW2
Mapcode Global: FRA 463J.KZ2
Entry Name: Former Squirrel Hotel
Listing Date: 25 January 1951
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1176207
English Heritage Legacy ID: 269975
Location: Wellington, Taunton Deane, Somerset, TA21
District: Taunton Deane
Civil Parish: Wellington
Built-Up Area: Wellington
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
Church of England Parish: Wellington St John the Baptist
Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells
5365 FORE STREET
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: ST1383620513
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