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St Margaret's Leper Hospital

A Grade II* Listed Building in Taunton Deane, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.0176 / 51°1'3"N

Longitude: -3.087 / 3°5'13"W

OS Eastings: 323846

OS Northings: 124810

OS Grid: ST238248

Mapcode National: GBR M1.J5QZ

Mapcode Global: FRA 46FF.754

Entry Name: St Margaret's Leper Hospital

Listing Date: 4 June 1952

Last Amended: 4 July 1975

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1232831

English Heritage Legacy ID: 269752

Location: Taunton Deane, Somerset, TA1

County: Somerset

District: Taunton Deane

Town: Taunton Deane

Electoral Ward/Division: Taunton Halcon

Built-Up Area: Taunton

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

(North Side)
St Margaret's Leper
Hospital (formerly
listed as St Margaret's)
ST 2324 NE 13/12 4.6.52.


Early leper hospital rebuilt in early C16. Converted and occupied as almshouses
1612-1938. Restored by Rural Community Council and occupied by them since 1959.
Long freestanding single storey building. Mostly of local shillet stone, now whitewashed.
Thatched roof with attic rising to right. Thatch eaves on scrolled wrought-iron
brackets to rear. Brick stack to right gable, stone parapet to left gable end.
New oak supports to front verandah. Singele and double leaded lights under wooden
lintels. Original oak doorframes with Tudor arched lintels. On front is a stone
tablet with the arms of Abbot Bere of Glastonbury, the original restorer of the

Listing NGR: ST2384624810

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