UNDER SHERIFF'S OFFICE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1056926
Date first listed:
19-Apr-1961
Statutory Address:
UNDER SHERIFF'S OFFICE, WEST STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
UNDER SHERIFF'S OFFICE, WEST STREET

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

County:
Somerset
District:
South Somerset (District Authority)
Parish:
South Petherton
National Grid Reference:
ST 43184 16877

Details

ST4316 7/186 19.4.61

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

GV II*

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

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
264271
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

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

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: 22 Mar 2003
Reference: IOE01/10426/31
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John H. Sparkes. Source Historic England Archive
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