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OLD POLICE COTTAGES

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: OLD POLICE COTTAGES

List entry Number: 1057618

Location

OLD POLICE COTTAGES, 1, 2 AND 3, MAIN ROAD

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

County: Somerset

District: West Somerset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Dunster

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 04-Aug-1983

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 264695

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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History

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Details

1. 5366 DUNSTER MAIN ROAD

Old Police Cottages (Nos 1, 2 and 3) SS 9844-9944 3/63

II

2. Former Police Station set at angle to Minehead road. 1858 by John Norton. Symmetrical design in random rubble red sandstone, ashlar dressings. Plain tile roofs, stone chimney stacks. Two storeys, E-shaped plan. Tudor Gothic detailing. Central two storey porch with steep hipped roof. End wings break forward, coped gables and stone finials. Square turrets with pyramidal roofs and metal finials in return angles. Two gabled dormers with copings, six 1, 2 and 3-light stone mullion and transom windows, hood-moulds, casements with glazing bars. Tudor arch heads to windows and spandrels. Plate tracery to first floor window over central porch. Flattened pointed arch doorways spandrels and rectangular hood-moulds. Central entrance with lancet relieving arch and hood mould. Inscription panel "Police Station AD 1858". A good and unaltered example of a police station of the period built for the County Constabulary (founded 1856). The later court room at the rear has been altered and is not included in this list.

Listing NGR: SS9936444196

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National Grid Reference: SS 99364 44196

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