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Queens College

A Grade II* Listed Building in Comeytrowe, Somerset

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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

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1276273

English Heritage Legacy ID: 269934

Location: Comeytrowe, Taunton Deane, Somerset, TA1

County: Somerset

District: Taunton Deane

Civil Parish: Comeytrowe

Built-Up Area: Taunton

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 21/04/2016

ST 22 SW 3/163

TRULL ROAD (West Side)
Queens College

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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