16-20 Park Street

5 Aug 2002
16-20 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.


5365 (North Side) Nos 16 to 20 (consec) ST 2224 SW 10/321



Section of mid-Victorian Gothic terrace of exceptional quality, set back from the road. More ornate than the neighbouring terrace to east. 2 storeys plus attics and basements. Ashlar with multi-coloured insets. The end bays under gables come forward slightly with square pyramidal turrets to outer ends. Steep patterned slate roofs with 4 gabled dormers in centre and ridge cresting. Openwork balustrade with pierced quatrefoils supported by eaves cornice on trefoiled brackets. Centre of front is divided by pilaster buttresses with shafts and foliated capitals. Stringcourse Windows are lancets with trefoiled heads grouped in ones, twos and threes, those of 3 lights having openwork stone balconettes on brackets. Attics to end gables have pared lights under quatrefoils. Large canted bays with stone transoms and mullions to ground floor (end bay to right altered). 3 doorways in centre of front under gabled stone canopies supported by marble shafts with crocket capitals.

Large wooden doors up steps, strapwork hinges. Doorways to left and right have hoodmoulds and paterae in voussoirs. This terrace forms a very important part of the whole ensemble with the Corner House Hotel and 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: ST2221324374


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


Ashlar, Slate, Victorian Terrace, Domestic, Multiple Dwelling, Dwelling, Terraced House, Monument <By Form>, House, Steps, Transport, Pedestrian Transport Site