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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1344739
English Heritage Legacy ID: 269865
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
Somerset and Bath
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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