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The Old Library

A Grade II Listed Building in Ilminster, Somerset

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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

Plus Code: 9C2VW3GQ+X9

Entry Name: The Old Library

Listing Date: 23 September 1950

Last Amended: 24 January 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207572

English Heritage Legacy ID: 383381

Location: Ilminster, South Somerset, Somerset, TA19

County: 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

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Listing Text


1939-1/7/16 (East side)
23/09/50 No.27
The Old Library
(Formerly Listed as:
(East side)
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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