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No. 7 Margaret's Buildings

A Grade II Listed Building in Abbey, Bath and North East Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.3868 / 51°23'12"N

Longitude: -2.3656 / 2°21'56"W

OS Eastings: 374655

OS Northings: 165366

OS Grid: ST746653

Mapcode National: GBR 0Q9.W7Q

Mapcode Global: VH96L.YD8R

Entry Name: No. 7 Margaret's Buildings

Listing Date: 9 December 2011

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1406027

Location: Bath and North East Somerset, BA1

County: Bath and North East Somerset

Electoral Ward/Division: Abbey

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Bath

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Summary

A terraced house built in the late C18, converted into a shop in 1871, by the builder Thomas Shockell. Its front was partially rebuilt following bomb damage in 1942.

Description

MATERIALS: limestone ashlar, roof unseen.

PLAN: double depth plan.

EXTERIOR: four storeys, three-window front. Coped parapet, stopped cornice and plain openings to plate glass sash windows without horns to upper floors. Shop has good moulded cornice to fascia, semicircular arched recesses to pilasters to left and flanking C20 six-panel door and overlight to right. Three-pane plate glass shop window has a moulded sill.

INTERIOR: inspected in 1982. Georgian timber stairs with Doric newels. Georgian and early-Victorian fireplaces.

History

Built as part of a paved street of shops that served the surrounding houses. The shop front was installed for Mr A Church in 1871.

Reasons for Listing

* Architectural interest: a good example of a late-C18 terraced house displaying good quality architectural detailing;
* Group value: forms part of an interesting group of terraced houses along Margaret’s Buildings.

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