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SHIRE HALL

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: SHIRE HALL

List entry Number: 1059958

Location

SHIRE HALL

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

County: Somerset

District: Taunton Deane

District Type: District Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 04-Jul-1975

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 269864

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

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

II

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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National Grid Reference: ST 22390 24295

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