Fore Street Chambers And Attached Railings And Walls / Fore Street Chambers

1 Sep 1999
Fore Street Chambers And Attached Railings And Walls, 32A And 32B Fore Street, Chard Town, South Somerset, Somerset, TA20 1PT
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Fore Street Chambers, 32A And 32B Fore Street, Chard Town, South Somerset, Somerset, TA20 1PT
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


ST3308 FORE STREET 756-1/4/74 (South side) 24/03/50 Nos.32A AND 32B Fore Street Chambers and attached railings and walls (Formerly Listed as: FORE STREET (South side) Nos.32A AND 32B Fore Street Chambers)


House, now offices. c1850. Ham Hill stone ashlar with banded rustication; slate roof; stone stack to left. Double-depth central-staircase plan. Classical style. 2 storeys; 3-window range. Steps to Ham Hill stone Tuscan-style doorcase with panelled reveals and wooden fanlight in an elliptical arch; wide 6-panel door. Either side are 2-storey wooden canted bays on stone plinths; ground-floor bays have 6/6-pane sashes to the front with a moulded cornice.

First-floor has 3/6-pane sashes. Above door is a flat-arched 3/6-pane sash. Hipped, shallow pitched roof with wide eaves and brackets. Rendered stone chimney with cornice to the left.

INTERIOR: wide hall elliptical arch with incised keypattern to pilasters, leads to fine open-string geometric stair with brackets and wreathed handrail. c1840 reeded plaster cornices to both ground-floor front rooms, that to the left embellished with stiff-leaf c1870; fire surround late C19. Six-panel doors. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: iron forecourt railings, long/short spearhead style on low Ham Hill stone walls flanking door, each section with an elliptical plan. A distinctive villa design, one of an elegant pair with No.30 Fore Street (qv).

Listing NGR: ST3229608584


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0196 IOE Records taken by Richard Bland; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Richard Bland. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Bland, Richard

Rights Holder: Bland, Richard


Ashlar, Iron, Lias, Slate, Georgian Forecourt, Victorian Unassigned, Villa, Agriculture And Subsistence, Land Use Site, Domestic, House, Dwelling, Wall, Monument (By Form), Barrier, Steps, Transport, Pedestrian Transport Site, Railings, Office, Building