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Latitude: 50.8717 / 50°52'18"N
Longitude: -2.9669 / 2°58'0"W
OS Eastings: 332063
OS Northings: 108471
OS Grid: ST320084
Mapcode National: GBR M7.TD5J
Mapcode Global: FRA 46NS.RZP
Entry Name: Remains of Town Wall Behind Nos 21, 21a and 23 High Street
Listing Date: 30 January 1989
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1197446
English Heritage Legacy ID: 374079
Location: Chard Town, South Somerset, Somerset, TA20
District: South Somerset
Civil Parish: Chard Town
Built-Up Area: Chard
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
Church of England Parish: Chard St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells
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756-1/4/51 (East side)
30/01/89 Remains of Town Wall behind Nos 21,
21A and 23 High Street
Part of town wall. Originally built c1210, but some detail is
probably of early C19. Flint and rubble, stone coping, part
replaced in concrete. A length of about 26m of wall; from the
south side, the left end rises to a broken top at about 1.2m,
and dies left into an embankment; there follows a section
rising to a concrete coping at about 2m height; this is raised
by a swept stone weathered coping to a height of about 2.75m
for about 4m run, and contains a blocked pointed opening with
flush jamb stones and voussoirs. To the right, after sweep
down of coping, a section continues for about 14m to a
boundary, coped in part at about 2.3m, but thereafter uncoped
at about 2m height, and containing a further blocked pointed
arch, much of the arch standing above the wall, and the
voussoirs forming the outer edge of the structure. For about
5m at this end there is a low section of concrete or rendered
retaining wall added.
This is an important survival, as it is suggested that a wall
was probably erected at the end of the High Street burgage
plots at the time of the foundation of the New Town in 1206.
The fabric could be in part of this date, but the arched
openings appear to be of later date.
(Aston: Historic Towns in Somerset: 1977-).
Listing NGR: ST3206308471
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