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THE TOWN HALL

List Entry Summary

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

Name: THE TOWN HALL

List entry Number: 1056610

Location

THE TOWN HALL, CHEAPSIDE

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

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Langport

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 17-Apr-1959

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 263167

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

LANGPORT CP CHEAPSIDE (North side) ST4126 10/102 The Town Hall 17.4.59 GV II

(Club on O.S Map). Town and market hall, 1732/33. Red brick, Flemish bond, with Ham stone ashlar and dressings; hipped pyramidal Welsh slate roof with timber bell turret. Two storeys, 3 bays. Open arcade to covered market below: all ashlar, with semi-circular arches having plinth, square columns and end piers, moulded imposts, keystoned arch architraves; across this a band course; then rusticated stone quoins to brickwork, with moulded stone eaves course; 12-pane sash windows in architraved surrounds with keystoned flat arches, and console bracketted cills; projecting clock from eaves above centre window; lead stackhead on right C19; ironwork grilles and gates to arches; inside, the undercroft has 2 central Doric stone columns, and the rear wall has corresponding arches with 2 pairs fielded panel gates and overthrows. First floor not seen. Erected on a loan from the Portreeve 1732, dated 1733 on the weathervane, a strong-room added and the kitchen improved 1836; after dissolution of the Corporation in 1886 the hall was used for local functions, and is now maintained by the Langport Town Trust (Club refers to temporary usage by the Royal British Legion, now located next door). (VCH, vol III, 1974).

Listing NGR: ST4194226789

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Somerset, (1974)

National Grid Reference: ST 41942 26789

Map

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