5 And 7 The Square

16 Aug 1999
5 And 7 The Square, Wiveliscombe, Taunton Deane, Somerset, TA4 2JT
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

ST0827 WIVELISCOMBE CP THE SQUARE (North side) 8/93 Nos 5 & 7



House and bank, now offices and public library. 1881 with C20 shopfront. Red sandstone ashlar ground floor with patterned tile- hanging on upper storeys, steeply pitched slate roof. Norman Shaw style. 3-storeys and attic, 2:3 bays and slightly curved facade. 8-light mullioned and transomed windows on ground floor with C20 shopfront, mixed fenestration above of wooden oriels jettied out on carved grotesque corbels with hipped roofs and carved panels of decoration; wooden mullioned casement windows with and without carved panels of decoration below. These panels depict stylised fruit, human figures and mythical animals in the style of the Norwegian stave church carvings. Gabled dormer windows, lighting only the roof space. Two centred arch and double wooden door on ground floor right-hand bay, originally the entrance to the bank. Interior: wooden stair hall with queenpost roof and curved windbraces, galleries on each floor.

Access to the bedrooms and servants quarters of the house now blocked.

Listing NGR: ST0810327847


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0030 IOE Records taken by G Martine Allmey; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mrs G Martine Allmey. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Allmey, G Martine

Rights Holder: Allmey, G Martine


Ashlar, Sandstone, Slate, Tile, Victorian Bank (Financial), Commercial, House, Monument (By Form), Domestic, Dwelling, Shop, Public Library, Education, Library, Office, Unassigned, Building