Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1059958

Date first listed: 04-Jul-1975

Statutory Address: SHIRE HALL


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Statutory Address: SHIRE HALL

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

County: Somerset

District: Taunton Deane (District Authority)

National Grid Reference: ST 22390 24295


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1. SHUTTERN 5365 (North Side) Shire Hall ST 2224 SW 10/342


2. Large isolated Gothic building on a hill set back from the street. By W B Moffat, 1855-58. Perpendicular style. South front. Central feature is gabled entrance range coming forward from a cross range at rear with gables rising above crenellated parapets and 3 turrets to each side. White lias with Ham stone dressings. Slate roofs. Mostly 2 storeys with attics in turrets and gables. Buttresses, crenellated parapets and 1, 2, and 3 light windows with traceried heads. Entrance front has a projecting oriel with openwork parapets supported by archway and surround of main entrance. Attached shafts leading to brackets under balconette flank the heavily moulded segmental entrance arch. Heraldic devide and parchment scrolls over the massive double doors. Oculus with stellar tracery in gable, subsidiary wing in similar style to left.

Listing NGR: ST2239024295


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Legacy System number: 269864

Legacy System: LBS

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