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Latitude: 50.8728 / 50°52'22"N
Longitude: -2.9633 / 2°57'48"W
OS Eastings: 332312
OS Northings: 108589
OS Grid: ST323085
Mapcode National: GBR M7.T72X
Mapcode Global: FRA 46PS.MCK
Entry Name: Fore Street Chambers and Attached Railings and Walls
Listing Date: 24 March 1950
Last Amended: 13 December 1993
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1205480
English Heritage Legacy ID: 374091
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
ST3308 FORE STREET
756-1/4/74 (South side)
24/03/50 Nos.32A AND 32B
Fore Street Chambers and attached
railings and walls
(Formerly Listed as:
Nos.32A AND 32B
Fore Street Chambers)
House, now offices. c1850. Ham Hill stone ashlar with banded
rustication; slate roof; stone stack to left. Double-depth
central-staircase plan. Classical style.
2 storeys; 3-window range. Steps to Ham Hill stone
Tuscan-style doorcase with panelled reveals and wooden
fanlight in an elliptical arch; wide 6-panel door. Either side
are 2-storey wooden canted bays on stone plinths; ground-floor
bays have 6/6-pane sashes to the front with a moulded cornice.
First-floor has 3/6-pane sashes. Above door is a flat-arched
3/6-pane sash. Hipped, shallow pitched roof with wide eaves
and brackets. Rendered stone chimney with cornice to the left.
INTERIOR: wide hall elliptical arch with incised keypattern to
pilasters, leads to fine open-string geometric stair with
brackets and wreathed handrail. c1840 reeded plaster cornices
to both ground-floor front rooms, that to the left embellished
with stiff-leaf c1870; fire surround late C19. Six-panel
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: iron forecourt railings, long/short
spearhead style on low Ham Hill stone walls flanking door,
each section with an elliptical plan. A distinctive villa
design, one of an elegant pair with No.30 Fore Street (qv).
Listing NGR: ST3229608584
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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