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Under Sheriff's Office

A Grade II* Listed Building in South Petherton, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.9485 / 50°56'54"N

Longitude: -2.8101 / 2°48'36"W

OS Eastings: 343184

OS Northings: 116878

OS Grid: ST431168

Mapcode National: GBR MF.NHW6

Mapcode Global: FRA 560L.M20

Plus Code: 9C2VW5XQ+CW

Entry Name: Under Sheriff's Office

Listing Date: 19 April 1961

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1056926

English Heritage Legacy ID: 264271

Location: South Petherton, South Somerset, Somerset, TA13

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: South Petherton

Built-Up Area: South Petherton

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Church of England Parish: South Petherton with the Seavingtons and the Lambrooks

Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells

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Listing Text


WEST STREET (West side)
Under-Sheriff's Office


Former house, on corner site; now offices. Later C17. Ham stone ashlar; Welsh slate roof, coated, between high stepped
coped gables suggesting former thatch; brick and and intermediate chimney stacks. 'T'-plan; 2 storeys, 5 bays. Plinth,
eaves course, continuous string over openings at both levels, stepped up over doorway: 3-light ovolo-mould mullioned
windows in wave-mould recesses, rectangular-leaded panes with iron-framed opening lights; doorway between bays 2/3,
cambared-arched and moulded to match, in rectangular recess with incised spandrils, C20 boarded door up 2 steps. Laanto
extension against south-west gable to match, with 2-light window having label and external ferramenta. C20 extension to
rear in reconstructed stone, roughly matching. Interior not fully seen: formerly through passage plan: a C18 staircase
partly modified, fielded panel doors and shutters to windows; the interior considerably modified to meet fire
regulations. The law firm in the building found c1749 and this became the Under-Sheriff's Office in 1947. (VCH, Vol
III, 1974).

Listing NGR: ST4319316884

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