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Old Police Cottages

A Grade II Listed Building in Dunster, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.1881 / 51°11'17"N

Longitude: -3.4414 / 3°26'28"W

OS Eastings: 299364

OS Northings: 144196

OS Grid: SS993441

Mapcode National: GBR LK.5KYS

Mapcode Global: VH6GM.9DJK

Entry Name: Old Police Cottages

Listing Date: 4 August 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1057618

English Heritage Legacy ID: 264695

Location: Dunster, West Somerset, Somerset, TA24

County: Somerset

District: West Somerset

Civil Parish: Dunster

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


Old Police Cottages
(Nos 1, 2 and 3)
SS 9844-9944 3/63


Former Police Station set at angle to Minehead road. 1858 by John Norton. Symmetrical
design in random rubble red sandstone, ashlar dressings. Plain tile roofs, stone
chimney stacks. Two storeys, E-shaped plan. Tudor Gothic detailing. Central two
storey porch with steep hipped roof. End wings break forward, coped gables and stone
finials. Square turrets with pyramidal roofs and metal finials in return angles. Two
gabled dormers with copings, six 1, 2 and 3-light stone mullion and transom windows,
hood-moulds, casements with glazing bars. Tudor arch heads to windows and spandrels.
Plate tracery to first floor window over central porch. Flattened pointed arch
doorways spandrels and rectangular hood-moulds. Central entrance with lancet relieving
arch and hood mould. Inscription panel "Police Station AD 1858".
A good and unaltered example of a police station of the period built for the County
Constabulary (founded 1856). The later court room at the rear has been altered and
is not included in this list.

Listing NGR: SS9936444196

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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