THE MARKET HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1056698
Date first listed:
17-Apr-1959
Date of most recent amendment:
30-Sep-1985
Statutory Address:
THE MARKET HOUSE, MARKET PLACE

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE MARKET HOUSE, MARKET PLACE

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

County:
Somerset
District:
South Somerset (District Authority)
Parish:
Somerton
National Grid Reference:
ST 49069 28567

Details

ST49NW SOMERTON CP MARKET PLACE (North side)

9/179 The Market House (formerly listed as House immediately west of Corner House)

17.4.59

GV II*

House in row, now restaurant. C17 or earlier. Local lias stone roughly squared and coursed, with painted stone dressings; clay pantiles with abutment to west, stepped coped gable to east; brick end and intermediate chimney stacks. Two storeys with attic, 3 wide bays. Mostly ovolo-mould mullioned windows; 3 light with square labels to upper bay 2 and to coped attic gables bays 1 and 3; 4 light with sidelights to angled oriel bays of upper bays 1 and 3 with plain corbelled bases, string courses to head and hipped stone slate roofs; string course at cill level both sides of bay 1 oriel continued into mid bay 2; below modern small pane casement left of bay 1 under timber lintol, with 6-panel C17 pattern door to right, also with timber lintol; pairs of 16-pane windows bay 2 and 12-pane windows bay 3 under shared label mould; between upper bays 1 and 2 projecting hanging sign on wrot iron bracket. To rear, stair turret enclosing circular timber stair, with timber framed windows, one ovolo mould, one hollow chamfered remainder of north elevation much altered in C20. Interior has stop and runout chamfer moulded beams at both major floor levels, and 'A' frame roof trusses: features include early C17 dado panelling and corner cupboard to ground floor and a C17 door to private quarters; otherwise interior considerably reshaped in C20.

Listing NGR: ST4901028546

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
262982
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: 24 Sep 2002
Reference: IOE01/08935/04
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John Barker. Source Historic England Archive
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