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The Market House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Taunton, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.0146 / 51°0'52"N

Longitude: -3.1028 / 3°6'10"W

OS Eastings: 322734

OS Northings: 124491

OS Grid: ST227244

Mapcode National: GBR M1.J7S1

Mapcode Global: FRA 46DF.F0Z

Entry Name: The Market House

Listing Date: 4 June 1952

Last Amended: 4 July 1975

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1059989

English Heritage Legacy ID: 269839

Location: Somerset West and Taunton, 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

(in centre of Fore Street)
The Market House (formerly
listed as Market Buildings)
ST 2224 SE 11/13 4.6.52.


1770-72 by Copleston Warre Bampfylde, an amateur architect. Radically altered
in 1932 by H S W Stone. Centre block of 2 storeys plus attic and basement, originally
flanked by one storey arcaded open markets. New 2 storey wings added in 1932.
Red brick with stone dressings, slate roof. Pediment added to north front. Sill
band and string course under lst floor windows. 5 windows, sashes with glazing
bars. Central lst floor window has architrave surround and pediment on consoles.
Balustraded apron linked below to a rusticated round-headed doorway with cornice
on volutes. Semi-circular fanlight and 4-panel door. Wrought-iron spiked railings
flank doorway. Good building in key position.

No 1A Billet Street, No 66 the County Hotel the Brendon Bar and No ¨8¨ East Street,
form an important group with the listed buildings in Cheapside, Fore Street and the

Listing NGR: ST2273524495

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

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