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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: 1119781



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

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Long Sutton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 19-Jun-1998

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 469335

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1090/6/10001 Explosives Store


Small explosives store. Probably mid to late C19. Coursed and squared blue lias limestone rubble facing with a now partly exposed brick roof core. Characteristic arched construction for an explosives store. Central entrance with small wing walls leading to a small chamber, additional chamber on the left. Square headed doorways with stone lintels, the left hand one much lower. Roofs of red brick with most of the external core now gone. HISTORY: Said to have been built as the explosives store for the building of the Great Western Railway's nearby Somerton tunnel which was the principal engineering work on the cut-off line from Castle Cary to Taunton opened in 1906, which has formed the main route to the West-of- England since that date. SOURCE: Information from Mr Redvers Burt, a long time resident of Long Sutton, whose father worked as a navy on the tunnel.

Listing NGR: ST4667626994

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National Grid Reference: ST 46676 26994


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