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Latitude: 51.002 / 51°0'7"N
Longitude: -3.1166 / 3°6'59"W
OS Eastings: 321744
OS Northings: 123101
OS Grid: ST217231
Mapcode National: GBR M0.K48N
Mapcode Global: FRA 46CG.FNP
Entry Name: Queens College
Listing Date: 4 July 1975
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1276273
English Heritage Legacy ID: 269934
Location: Comeytrowe, Taunton Deane, Somerset, TA1
District: Taunton Deane
Civil Parish: Comeytrowe
Built-Up Area: Taunton
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 21/04/2016
ST 22 SW 3/163
TRULL ROAD (West Side)
School. 1845-6, by James Wilson of Bath and London, as the Wesleyan Collegiate Institution, Taunton. Large symmetrical Tudor Gothic building with tower rising in centre and wings coming forward to right and left. 2 storeys with 3 storeys in centre. Ashlar. Slate roofs. Parapets to left and right. Gable ends with paired polygonal stacks in centre flanking the tower. The tower has crenellated parapet, panelled frieze, string courses, corner buttresses and rectangular traceried bell openings. 4 light oriel over entrance has crenellated top and ogee dripmoulds to windows. 2 storey bays to left and right under gables, openwork parapets at 2nd floor level. Main front has buttresses with setoffs and finials rising through parapets. 1st floor windows have continuous dripmoulds and recessed panels between storeys. Ends of main gabled wings have very large mullioned and transomed windows with traceried oculi above. Diagonal buttresses with finials. Individual lights of windows have curved heads and marginal glazing bars.
INTERIOR: Many of the original interior features remain, including an open-well staircase with a Gothic arcaded balustrade and panelled soffit, moulded ceiling beams with bosses at the intersections, doors with arched panels and the ‘Great Hall’ [former schoolroom] with wall shafts, moulded intersecting ceiling beams with bosses and a gallery at one end with an arcaded panelled front.
SOURCE: Buildings of England, page 315. Channon, H.J, History of Queen`s College Taunton.
Listing NGR: ST2174423101
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