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Latitude: 51.0145 / 51°0'52"N
Longitude: -3.1037 / 3°6'13"W
OS Eastings: 322671
OS Northings: 124478
OS Grid: ST226244
Mapcode National: GBR M1.J7JF
Mapcode Global: FRA 46DF.DPW
Plus Code: 9C3R2V7W+QG
Entry Name: Prudential Assurance
Listing Date: 4 July 1975
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1344733
English Heritage Legacy ID: 269735
Location: Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset, TA1
District: Taunton Deane
Town: Taunton Deane
Electoral Ward/Division: Taunton Manor and Wilton
Built-Up Area: Taunton
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
No 21 (Prudential
ST 2224 SE 11/254 Assurance)
Occupying a prominent corner site, picturesque turret at junction with Corporation
Street. Late C19/early C20. 2 storey building in Baroque style. Colourwashed.
Heavily moulded cornice with brackets and balustraded parapets to left and right
elevations. Quoin pilasters with cartouches at eaves. Band over ground floor.
Bay window at angle across corner is surmounted by an octagonal open turret with
cornice and curved pyramidal roof. Openwork wrought-iron finial and weather-vane.
Round headed arches with keystones. Floriated frieze at cornice level and large
3-light oriel at 1st floor level. 2 windows to left, and 2 plus 1 to right. All
windows with architrave surrounds, pulvinated friezes and pediments to left and
right. Sashes with some glazing bars. Ground floor has one large window with
voluted keystone to left and right. Bull's eye window with swag further right.
Entrance under angled oriel with shouldered architrave surround. Clock flanked
by cartouches over door. Double wooden doors.
No 1A Billet Street, No 66 The County Hotel, the Brendon Bar and No "8¨ East Street,
form an important group with the listed buildings in Cheapside, Fore Street and the
Listing NGR: ST2267124478
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