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Council Offices

A Grade II* Listed Building in Midsomer Norton, Bath and North East Somerset

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Latitude: 51.286 / 51°17'9"N

Longitude: -2.4821 / 2°28'55"W

OS Eastings: 366472

OS Northings: 154206

OS Grid: ST664542

Mapcode National: GBR JW.Z8B4

Mapcode Global: VH89G.XYN1

Entry Name: Council Offices

Listing Date: 19 May 1950

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1115164

English Heritage Legacy ID: 31946

Location: Midsomer Norton, Bath and North East Somerset, BA3

County: Bath and North East Somerset

Civil Parish: Midsomer Norton

Built-Up Area: Midsomer Norton

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


(north side)
Midsomer Norton
No 19 (Council Offices)

ST 6654 4/14 19.5.50
Mid-late C18 Palladian. Similar to work by the Patys (architect/builders in
Bristol). Ashlar with slate roof, ashlar stacks with moulded caps at gable
ends. Three storeys and basement. Five bays, glazing bar sash windows in
rusticated surrounds. Central square head doorway, with Gibbs surround, moulded
open pediment on brackets; 4 steps up to later ½ glazed 6 panel door.
Plinth, rusticated angle pilasters (French quoins), moulded cornice, plain
parapet. Lead rain-water pipe with conical rain-water head to left hand gable.
Modern 2 storey 3 window hipped extension to right, not of special interest.
Top lit single storey library wing, circa 1900, with 4 pairs of arched windows,
included for group value only.
Rear of interest: central stair gable (late survival).; lower projecting 'L'
plan wing to right; long 2 storey rendered and tiled outer wing to left.
Local stone quadrant walls to street with wrought iron overthrow with lettering
"Norton-Radstock Urban District Council".
Interior retains a number of original features - cornices, moulded plaster
panels, etc. Also a fine mid C18 staircase and good early C18 doorcase (now
enclosed by later lobby to rear) with an architrave surround, carved brackets
and enriched Vitruvian scroll frieze.

Listing NGR: ST6647254206

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

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