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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: 16-20, PARK STREET

List entry Number: 1059993



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

County: Somerset

District: Taunton Deane

District Type: District Authority


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: 269845

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Reasons for Designation

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PARK STREET 1. 5365 (North Side) Nos 16 to 20 (consec) ST 2224 SW 10/321


2. Section of mid-Victorian Gothic terrace of exceptional quality, set back from the road. More ornate than the neighbouring terrace to east. 2 storeys plus attics and basements. Ashlar with multi-coloured insets. The end bays under gables come forward slightly with square pyramidal turrets to outer ends. Steep patterned slate roofs with 4 gabled dormers in centre and ridge cresting. Openwork balustrade with pierced quatrefoils supported by eaves cornice on trefoiled brackets. Centre of front is divided by pilaster buttresses with shafts and foliated capitals. Stringcourse Windows are lancets with trefoiled heads grouped in ones, twos and threes, those of 3 lights having openwork stone balconettes on brackets. Attics to end gables have pared lights under quatrefoils. Large canted bays with stone transoms and mullions to ground floor (end bay to right altered). 3 doorways in centre of front under gabled stone canopies supported by marble shafts with crocket capitals. Large wooden doors up steps, strapwork hinges. Doorways to left and right have hoodmoulds and paterae in voussoirs. This terrace forms a very important part of the whole ensemble with the Corner House Hotel and St John's Church.

All the listed buildings in Park Street (except St Paul's House form a group together with Nos 2 to 18 (even) Wellington Road.

Listing NGR: ST2221324374

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National Grid Reference: ST 22213 24374


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