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Municipal Building (West End) municipal Buildings (East End) (Incorporating the Old Grammar School)

A Grade II* Listed Building in Taunton, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.0149 / 51°0'53"N

Longitude: -3.1044 / 3°6'15"W

OS Eastings: 322623

OS Northings: 124522

OS Grid: ST226245

Mapcode National: GBR M1.J7BS

Mapcode Global: FRA 46DF.DDX

Plus Code: 9C3R2V7W+W6

Entry Name: Municipal Building (West End) municipal Buildings (East End) (Incorporating the Old Grammar School)

Listing Date: 4 June 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1060041

English Heritage Legacy ID: 269671

Location: Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset, TA1

County: Somerset

Electoral Ward/Division: Taunton Manor and Wilton

Built-Up Area: Taunton

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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(North Side)
4.6.52. Municipal Buildings (East End)
(incorporating The Old
Grammar School)
Municipal Building (West End)
ST 2224 NE 9/16


A large building with 2 main parts set on a terrace above the road. The east end
was a Grammar School built about 1480, probably refounded by Bishop Fox of Winchester
1522, and improved by Roger Hill, a merchant of Taunton who died in 1544. This
part has rubble walls with ashlar dressings. 5-light mullioned and transomed windows
without dripmoulds are divided by buttresses. Decayed heraldic device in east
wall. Inside is a hall of 4 bays, much restored, but retaining its open timber
roof. The Old Grammar School is a scheduled AM. 2 storey western extensions were
carried out in 1902, the whole building having a continuous slate roof. Similar
Tudor style with plain mullioned windows, but with gablets rising into roof. Picturesque
square wooden bellcote. Leaded lights to windows. 3 storey battlemented tower
comes forward at west end,

All the listed buildings (except No 34 and the Dragon Book Shop and Wall) in Bath
Place and Corporation Street form a group.

Listing NGR: ST2262324522

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