KING'S COLLEGE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1059965
Date first listed:
04-Jul-1975
Statutory Address:
KING'S COLLEGE, SOUTH ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
KING'S COLLEGE, SOUTH ROAD

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

County:
Somerset
District:
Taunton Deane (District Authority)
Parish:
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
ST2353523894

Details

1. SOUTH ROAD 5365 (East Side) King's College ST 2324 SW 7/358 II GV Large-scale group of Gothic school buildings. Main buildings by C E Giles 1867-9. New chapel 1898-1903 by W E Tower. Symmetrical front with central tower rising above roof level: flanking ranges to left and right. Main block is 3 storeys. Coursed rubble with ashlar dressings. Hipped slate roof with gables over windows to left and right. Stringcourses and impost bands. Central tower has elaborate crocket cornice and French chateaux style slate roof with picturesque openwork bell-turret. Recessed pointed panel to front of tower roof. The tower has a 3-light ashlar bay rising through both storeys over entrance. 6 windows of 3 lights each to 2nd floor under relieving arches in gables. Ground and lst floor windows of 2 lights, with pointed dripmoulds over lst floor. All windows have cusped lights and stone mullions and transoms. Very large entrance porch flanked by square turrets with niches, one carved figure survives to left. Archway of 3 orders with foliage soffits and nook shafts. Double doors and truneau. Buttressed range with plate tracery, fleche on slate roof, elaborate niche at apex of gable, and heraldic devices in oculi runs forward to left of main front. Adjoining triple gabled house in Tudor style with stone mullioned windows is attached to right.

King's College, walls and gate piers form a group.

Listing NGR: ST2353523894

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
269883
Legacy System:
LBS

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: 02 Sep 2002
Reference: IOE01/07431/25
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr R.M Rayner. Source Historic England Archive
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