MUNICIPAL BUILDING (WEST END) MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS (EAST END) (INCORPORATING THE OLD GRAMMAR SCHOOL)

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1060041
Date first listed:
04-Jun-1952
Statutory Address:
MUNICIPAL BUILDING (WEST END), CORPORATION STREET
Statutory Address:
MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS (EAST END) (INCORPORATING THE OLD GRAMMAR SCHOOL), CORPORATION STREET

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MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS (EAST END) (INCORPORATING THE OLD GRAMMAR SCHOOL)
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Location

Statutory Address:
MUNICIPAL BUILDING (WEST END), CORPORATION STREET
Statutory Address:
MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS (EAST END) (INCORPORATING THE OLD GRAMMAR SCHOOL), CORPORATION STREET

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 22623 24522

Details

1. CORPORATION STREET 5365 (North Side) 4.6.52. Municipal Buildings (East End) (incorporating The Old Grammar School) Municipal Building (West End) ST 2224 NE 9/16

II* GV

2. A large building with 2 main parts set on a terrace above the road. The east end was a Grammar School built about 1480, probably refounded by Bishop Fox of Winchester 1522, and improved by Roger Hill, a merchant of Taunton who died in 1544. This part has rubble walls with ashlar dressings. 5-light mullioned and transomed windows without dripmoulds are divided by buttresses. Decayed heraldic device in east wall. Inside is a hall of 4 bays, much restored, but retaining its open timber roof. The Old Grammar School is a scheduled AM. 2 storey western extensions were carried out in 1902, the whole building having a continuous slate roof. Similar Tudor style with plain mullioned windows, but with gablets rising into roof. Picturesque square wooden bellcote. Leaded lights to windows. 3 storey battlemented tower comes forward at west end,

All the listed buildings (except No 34 and the Dragon Book Shop and Wall) in Bath Place and Corporation Street form a group.

Listing NGR: ST2262324522

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
269671
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: 26 Jun 2002
Reference: IOE01/04292/23
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr R.M Rayner. Source Historic England Archive
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