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Somerset and Bath Constabulary Headquarters

A Grade II Listed Building in Taunton, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.0116 / 51°0'41"N

Longitude: -3.1073 / 3°6'26"W

OS Eastings: 322418

OS Northings: 124158

OS Grid: ST224241

Mapcode National: GBR M1.JDMN

Mapcode Global: FRA 46CF.Z40

Entry Name: Somerset and Bath Constabulary Headquarters

Listing Date: 4 July 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1344739

English Heritage Legacy ID: 269865

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

(South Side)
Somerset and Bath
Constabulary Headquarters
ST 2224 SW 10/343


The former County Gaol in the grounds to rear of Police Station. The gaol was
originally built in 1754 and enlarged in 1815 and 1843. Very long 3 storey range
with higher polygonal tower attached to rear. The third wing of the T-shaped building
has now been demolished. Red rubble walls with ashlar window dressings. Slate
roofs. Gable end parapets with kneelers. Polygonal cap to tower with deep eaves.
Sash windows to left with glazing bars under stone voussoir lintels (mostly cambered).
Shorter windows to right. Gable end to west has 3 tall round headed windows with
stone and brick surrounds. Side walls of polygonal tower have 4 light windows
with stone mullions and sill band.

Somerset and Bath Constabulary Headquarters and Block 'B' to south-east form a group.

Listing NGR: ST2241824158

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

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