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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1233996
English Heritage Legacy ID: 269912
Location: Taunton Deane, Somerset, TA2
District: Taunton Deane
Town: Taunton Deane
Electoral Ward/Division: Staplegrove
Built-Up Area: Taunton
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
1. STAPLEGROVE ROAD
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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