TAUNTON HEAD POST OFFCE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1051982
Date first listed:
25-Nov-1994
Statutory Address:
TAUNTON HEAD POST OFFCE, 38, NORTH STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
TAUNTON HEAD POST OFFCE, 38, NORTH STREET

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Somerset
District:
Taunton Deane (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
ST 22720 24666

Details

The following building shall be added to the list:-

TAUNTON NORTH STREET ST 2224 NE (East side) 9/10005 No 38 Taunton Head Post Office GV II

Post office. 1911, by Arthur Rutherford; built by Pollard and Son ofBridgewater. English bond red brick and Portland stone ashlar. Roof concealed behind parapet. Service hall at front with entrances to left and right and carriageway to rear on the left. Renaissance style. 3 storeys, 1:1:4:1 bay front, bays two and seven advanced. Ashlar ground floor with five tall metal-frame windows to the service hall with Ionic pilasters, flanked by projecting doorways with bolection architraves, large keystone inscribed POST OFFICE in cornice and semi-circular fanlight above with flush rusticated arch and large keystone supporting apron of window above. The apron and pilasters of the centre windows have tassel drops. The carriageway on the left has a plain segmental arch with a large keystone and iron gates. Above, first floor windows have 15-pane sashes and second floor has 12-pane sashes, all with keystones in flat arches and moulded cills with small aprons; the projecting bays have stone quoins. Moulded stone cornice with paired modillions and brick parapet with stone coping. INTERIOR: Later suspended ceiling in the service hall. The Post Office was built on the site of the Spread Eagle Inn.

Listing NGR: ST2274124669

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
361612
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 08 Jun 2006
Reference: IOE01/14967/22
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John Chester. Source Historic England Archive
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