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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.


List entry Number: 1115164



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


District: Bath and North East Somerset

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Norton-Radstock

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 19-May-1950

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 31946

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1. 5120

HIGH STREET (north side) Midsomer Norton No 19 (Council Offices)

ST 6654 4/14 19.5.50 II* GV 2. Mid-late C18 Palladian. Similar to work by the Patys (architect/builders in Bristol). Ashlar with slate roof, ashlar stacks with moulded caps at gable ends. Three storeys and basement. Five bays, glazing bar sash windows in rusticated surrounds. Central square head doorway, with Gibbs surround, moulded open pediment on brackets; 4 steps up to later ½ glazed 6 panel door. Plinth, rusticated angle pilasters (French quoins), moulded cornice, plain parapet. Lead rain-water pipe with conical rain-water head to left hand gable. Modern 2 storey 3 window hipped extension to right, not of special interest. Top lit single storey library wing, circa 1900, with 4 pairs of arched windows, included for group value only. Rear of interest: central stair gable (late survival).; lower projecting 'L' plan wing to right; long 2 storey rendered and tiled outer wing to left. Local stone quadrant walls to street with wrought iron overthrow with lettering "Norton-Radstock Urban District Council". Interior retains a number of original features - cornices, moulded plaster panels, etc. Also a fine mid C18 staircase and good early C18 doorcase (now enclosed by later lobby to rear) with an architrave surround, carved brackets and enriched Vitruvian scroll frieze.

Listing NGR: ST6647254206

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National Grid Reference: ST6647254206


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