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Fore Street Chambers and Attached Railings and Walls

A Grade II Listed Building in Chard, Somerset

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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

Plus Code: 9C2VV2FP+4M

Entry Name: Fore Street Chambers and Attached Railings and Walls

Listing Date: 24 March 1950

Last Amended: 13 December 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1205480

English Heritage Legacy ID: 374091

Location: Chard Town, South Somerset, Somerset, TA20

County: 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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756-1/4/74 (South side)
24/03/50 Nos.32A AND 32B
Fore Street Chambers and attached
railings and walls
(Formerly Listed as:
(South side)
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

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