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Mary Street Memorial Schools

A Grade II Listed Building in Taunton, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.0121 / 51°0'43"N

Longitude: -3.1024 / 3°6'8"W

OS Eastings: 322759

OS Northings: 124216

OS Grid: ST227242

Mapcode National: GBR M1.JFV1

Mapcode Global: FRA 46DF.M6G

Entry Name: Mary Street Memorial Schools

Listing Date: 4 July 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1233188

English Heritage Legacy ID: 269792

Location: Taunton Deane, Somerset, TA1

County: Somerset

District: Taunton Deane

Town: Taunton Deane

Electoral Ward/Division: Taunton Manor and Wilton

Built-Up Area: Taunton

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

(South Side)
Mary Street
Memorial Schools
ST 2224 SE 11/284


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Built 1886. Red brick building on the corner with Mount Street. Asymmetrical
with tall square corner tower surmounted by lead dome aid wooden cupola with weathervane.
Corner pilasters die into walls above ground floor. Stringcourses. Lancet windows
on 3 storeys with segmental brick heads and keystones. 3 gables come forward in
the elevation to left of towe. Slate roofs. moulded cornices. Decorated fields
with plasterwork to pediments in gables. 2 windows in left hand gable under segmental
heads and with plaster surrounds. Sashes with glazing bars. 2 windows under central
gables with segmental heads, dripmoulds and keystones. Further pair of windows
set back between gables. Entrance doorway with plain moulded brick surround and
cornice band with decorative volutes contains the lettering "Mary : St : Memorial
: Schools". Pedimented tablet to left with "Built A.D, 18.36". Elevation to Mount
Street has a tall pedimented facade with cartouche over a large mullioned and transomed
2nd floor window. Corner tower has important townscape value.

Mary Street House, the Lawn, Unitarian Chapel and the School, Mary Street, form a
group with all the listed buildings in Mount Street and Vivary Park. Wilton House
in Hammets Walk, and Nos 1 to 14 (consec) Upper High Street.

Listing NGR: ST2275924216

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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