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Shire Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Taunton, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.0128 / 51°0'46"N

Longitude: -3.1077 / 3°6'27"W

OS Eastings: 322390

OS Northings: 124295

OS Grid: ST223242

Mapcode National: GBR M1.JDHX

Mapcode Global: FRA 46CF.R3Z

Entry Name: Shire Hall

Listing Date: 4 July 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1059958

English Heritage Legacy ID: 269864

Location: Taunton Deane, Somerset, TA1

County: Somerset

District: Taunton Deane

Town: Taunton Deane

Electoral Ward/Division: Taunton Manor and Wilton

Built-Up Area: Taunton

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

(North Side)
Shire Hall
ST 2224 SW 10/342


Large isolated Gothic building on a hill set back from the street. By W B Moffat,
1855-58. Perpendicular style. South front. Central feature is gabled entrance
range coming forward from a cross range at rear with gables rising above crenellated
parapets and 3 turrets to each side. White lias with Ham stone dressings. Slate
roofs. Mostly 2 storeys with attics in turrets and gables. Buttresses, crenellated
parapets and 1, 2, and 3 light windows with traceried heads. Entrance front has
a projecting oriel with openwork parapets supported by archway and surround of
main entrance. Attached shafts leading to brackets under balconette flank the
heavily moulded segmental entrance arch. Heraldic devide and parchment scrolls
over the massive double doors. Oculus with stellar tracery in gable, subsidiary
wing in similar style to left.

Listing NGR: ST2239024295

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

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