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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.


List entry Number: 1056926



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

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: South Petherton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 19-Apr-1961

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 264271

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ST4316 7/186 19.4.61

SOUTH PETHERTON CP WEST STREET (West side) Under-Sheriff's Office


Former house, on corner site; now offices. Later C17. Ham stone ashlar; Welsh slate roof, coated, between high stepped coped gables suggesting former thatch; brick and and intermediate chimney stacks. 'T'-plan; 2 storeys, 5 bays. Plinth, eaves course, continuous string over openings at both levels, stepped up over doorway: 3-light ovolo-mould mullioned windows in wave-mould recesses, rectangular-leaded panes with iron-framed opening lights; doorway between bays 2/3, cambared-arched and moulded to match, in rectangular recess with incised spandrils, C20 boarded door up 2 steps. Laanto extension against south-west gable to match, with 2-light window having label and external ferramenta. C20 extension to rear in reconstructed stone, roughly matching. Interior not fully seen: formerly through passage plan: a C18 staircase partly modified, fielded panel doors and shutters to windows; the interior considerably modified to meet fire regulations. The law firm in the building found c1749 and this became the Under-Sheriff's Office in 1947. (VCH, Vol III, 1974).

Listing NGR: ST4319316884

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: ST 43184 16877


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