Corner House Hotel

5 Aug 2002
Corner House Hotel, Park Street, Taunton, Taunton Deane, Somerset, TA1 4DQ
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

1. PARK STREET 5365 (North Side) Corner House Hotel ST 2224 SW 10/320



Good mid-Victorian Gothic house set diagonally on a prominent corner site with Wellington Road. 2 storeys plus attics. Red brick with alternating yellow bricks to voussoirs, ashlar dressings. Symmetrical composition with 2 gabled wings to each front, the inner wings set back. Stone cappings, finials and carved heads to kneelers on gables (one with brick stack). Decorative patterned tile roof, eaves with brackets. Weathered stringcourse and plinth. Small oriel on outer corner of building with carved cornice and corbel: 2nd oriel to right with traceried central light. Windows under west gables are recessed under tall pointed strainer arches. Large openwork ashlar balconies to 1st floor windows facing west, that under left gable supported by projecting bay, that to right on elaborate curved brackets. Windows mostly grouped lancets with deep mouldings, those in west front with shafts and foliage capitals, oculi in spandrels of projecting bay. Windows in south front to right are paired with traceried heads. Entrance through pointed archway with carved imposts under 2 storey porch in south front. Low modern extension to right is not included. Important end building of the terraces running east to St John's Church.

All the listed buildings in Park Street (except St Paul's House form a group together with Nos 2 to 18 (even) Wellington Road.

Listing NGR: ST2218224376


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1662 IOE Records taken by R M Rayner; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr R.M Rayner. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Rayner, R.M

Rights Holder: Rayner, R.M


Brick, Tile, Victorian Terrace, Domestic, Multiple Dwelling, Dwelling, Terraced House, Monument (By Form), House, Hostel, Commercial, Residential Building