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Prudential Assurance

A Grade II Listed Building in Taunton, Somerset

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1344733

English Heritage Legacy ID: 269735

Location: Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset, TA1

County: Somerset

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

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Listing Text

(West Side)
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 "8ยจ East Street,
form an important group with the listed buildings in Cheapside, Fore Street and the

Listing NGR: ST2267124478

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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