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Taunton School

A Grade II Listed Building in Taunton Deane, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.0265 / 51°1'35"N

Longitude: -3.1152 / 3°6'54"W

OS Eastings: 321885

OS Northings: 125823

OS Grid: ST218258

Mapcode National: GBR M0.HQLW

Mapcode Global: FRA 46CD.N5R

Entry Name: Taunton School

Listing Date: 4 July 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1233996

English Heritage Legacy ID: 269912

Location: Taunton Deane, Somerset, TA2

County: Somerset

District: Taunton Deane

Town: Taunton Deane

Electoral Ward/Division: Staplegrove

Built-Up Area: Taunton

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


(North-East Side)
Taunton School
ST 22 NW 1/384
Vast Gothic building on its own grounds. Main building 1867-70 by Joseph James
of London. Chapel of 1867-70 by Sir Frank Wills. Long 3 storey range facing south
with tall tower over entrance in centre. Single storey gabled ranges come forward
to left and right. Rubble walls with ashlar dressings. Slate roofs with cresting.
The square central tower has a pyramidal roof with weathervane. Gablets to 2nd
storey windows rise into roof. Mostly 2 light windows with plain mullions and transoms.
Canted bay through 2 storeys of tower over entrance. These lights have traceried
heads. Pointed entrance set forward from the front with moulded archway and double
wooden doors. Ground floor to right has a bow window with crenellated parapet.
Gabled ranges at ends of front have buttresses with setoffs and large traceried

Fairwater and Taunton School form a group.

Listing NGR: ST2188525823

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