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The Market House

A Grade II Listed Building in Watchet, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.1826 / 51°10'57"N

Longitude: -3.3306 / 3°19'50"W

OS Eastings: 307092

OS Northings: 143443

OS Grid: ST070434

Mapcode National: GBR LQ.5Q24

Mapcode Global: VH6GP.7J2R

Entry Name: The Market House

Listing Date: 12 June 1950

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1180325

English Heritage Legacy ID: 264619

Location: Watchet, West Somerset, Somerset, TA23

County: Somerset

District: West Somerset

Civil Parish: Watchet

Built-Up Area: Watchet

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

The Market House
ST 0743 2/11 12.6.50
182O, rebuilding of earlier Market House which stood in the centre of Market Street
and was demolished in 1805. Repaired and ground floor converted to a museum in 1979.
First floor, Holy Cross Chapel (formerly St Decuman's Mission Church). Render, hipped
slate roof with square louvred lantern surmounted with weather-vane. Two-storeys.
Rectangular on plan. All window and door openings have stone surrounds with imposts,
segmental arches and keystones. Elevation to Market Street has 4 windows, 2-light
metal casements in wooden frames with diagonal lead glazing bars to first floor.
Ground floor has 2 plain boarded doors and two 3-light shop windows. Double external
stone staircase at the north-west end, doorway at head of stairs. Small 'lock-up'
under stairs. South-east end has single 2-light casement, window with diagonal lead
glazing bars and reinstated doorway below; elevation to Nos 27 and 28 Market Street
has 2 large 3-light shop windows and 2 doorways with plain boarded doors. Timber
bollard at south-east corner of Market House associated with nearby dock slip-way.

Listing NGR: ST0709243443

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