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Cobden Terrace

A Grade II Listed Building in Street, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.1267 / 51°7'36"N

Longitude: -2.7361 / 2°44'9"W

OS Eastings: 348583

OS Northings: 136638

OS Grid: ST485366

Mapcode National: GBR MJ.9BM6

Mapcode Global: VH8B3.JYD4

Entry Name: Cobden Terrace

Listing Date: 13 January 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1176243

English Heritage Legacy ID: 267803

Location: Street, Mendip, Somerset, BA16

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

Civil Parish: Street

Built-Up Area: Street

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


10/94 Nos 20 to 58
(Cobden Terrace)


Terrace of workers housing. Central stone plaque:- "Cobden Terrace Anno 1889 Domini"; by G. J. Skipper for William S.
Clark; builder James Pursey of Street. Squared rubble, irregularly coursed; double Roman tile roof; large red brick
stacks with oversailing courses, singly, paired and in groups of 4, coped verges with kneelers; large central cupola
with arcaded glazing and an ogee-shaped lead roof with weathervane at its apex. Elaborate Jacobean style, irregular
frontage, symmetrical about its centre. Two storeys, 2:3:1:3:1:1:1:1:1:3:1:3:2 bays; first, third, fifth, ninth,
eleventh and thirteenth bay sets in projecting wings under front facing gables; predominantly 4, 5 and 6-light
stone-mullioned windows with metal casements, under stopped labels, especially to the projecting wings; further 3-light
casements, those to the ground floor with cambered heads; single-light opening in a dressed stone surround to each
gable face. Centre 3 bays with the greatest enrichment, the outer pair on the first floor with gablets, 2-light
mullioned window to centre. Door openings with irregular treatment; Nos 20, 28, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 50 and 58 with
recessed doors in chamfered 4-centred head stone surround; Nos 22, 24, 26, 30, 32, 46, 48, 52, 54 and 56 with
projecting hipped and gabled tile porches on open timber supports and rubble plinths; simple plank doors. Central
throughway with a chamfered dressed stone opening with a 4-centred head. Left return with a projecting gable, 2, 3 and
4- light stone-mullioned windows under stopped labels. predominantly 3-light casements to rear in conforming style to
those on main elevation. Erected during a major expansion of the shoe industry in Street; the great attention to detail
and the spacious planning give this part of the town the atmosphere of a garden suburb. Group value with 2
corresponding terraces on the north side of Wilfrid Road, Lawson Terrace (qv), and Wilfrid Terrace (qv). (McGarvie M.
Guide to Historic Street, unpublished).

Listing NGR: ST4858336638

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