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Latitude: 50.9274 / 50°55'38"N
Longitude: -2.9116 / 2°54'41"W
OS Eastings: 336030
OS Northings: 114615
OS Grid: ST360146
Mapcode National: GBR M9.PVKC
Mapcode Global: FRA 46SN.HHF
Entry Name: The Old Library
Listing Date: 23 September 1950
Last Amended: 24 January 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1207572
English Heritage Legacy ID: 383381
Location: Ilminster, South Somerset, Somerset, TA19
District: South Somerset
Civil Parish: Ilminster
Built-Up Area: Ilminster
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
Church of England Parish: Ilminster
Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells
ST3614 COURT BARTON
1939-1/7/16 (East side)
The Old Library
(Formerly Listed as:
The Old Library and No.2)
Formerly known as: No.2 Girls' Grammar School COURT BARTON.
Library, now house. Early C19 with later alterations. Ham Hill
stone ashlar, slate roof with stepped stone coping and the
base of a former ball finial to the forward-facing gable end;
brick stacks to the left return.
2 storeys; 2-window range. First floor has 6/6-pane sashes,
and the ground floor has one larger central one. Right return
has a 3/6-pane sash to the first floor and a C20 door below.
INTERIOR: Essentially c1840, the finest feature being an
open-well, open-string staircase to the rear, lit from above,
with a wreathed mahogany handrail and curtail-step. The main,
front room has a white marble fireplace and a large
ceiling-rose, possibly later C19.
A wall with gate piers and gates fronts Nos 27, 28 and 29 and
is listed separately (qv). A C19 painting shows the
first-floor windows to have been dormers, the gable is
probably a late C19 alteration.
Listing NGR: ST3602914614
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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