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Somerset Historic Environment Record


Site Name: No 18, Fore Street (West side), Taunton
Civil Parish: Taunton
Grid Ref: ST 2267 2446 (ST 22 SW)
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The public accessibility of this site is unknown or has not been checked. Please ask locally and do not visit without permission. [Information last updated on 21 May 2003]


Colourwashed Victorian front, to an earlier building. 3 storeys. Cornice with brackets, parapet with openwork balustrade (trefoil motif) in centre. Banded quoins. 4 windows in pairs with chamfered reveals and centre shaft. Dogtooth to sill band on 2nd floor. Overall fascia to ground floor with volutes to each side. On left is C16/early C17 arch leading to Bath Place. 4-centred moulded arch with carved spandrels and moulded jambs. There is a doorframe of similar date further back in the Entry. Shop front to right. Interior has entriched plaster ceilings and friezes, one dated 1627 also a plasterwork overmantel representing the sacrifice of Isaac. Grade II* for interiors.

No 1A Billet Street, No 66, the County Hotel, the Brendon Bar, and No "8" East Street form an important group with the listed buildings in Cheapside, Fore Street and the Parade. {1}

Upgraded to Grade I on 18 March 1982. {2}

English Heritage Listed Building Number: 269733. First Listed on 04/06/1952. English Heritage Unified Designation System Asset Number: 1232670 {3}


1 Statutory List - Tenth list of buildings of special architectural or historic interest: District of Taunton Deane (Somerset) (4/6/1975) Location: HER collections.
2 Verbal communication - Hagley, R [Roger]. Somerset County Council, Heritage Service (date unrecorded). Location: Verbal, electronic or direct entry, no source retained
3 Data transfer - Listed Buildings database, English Heritage. Record ID: 269733 (2005)
4 Detailed records - Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division record card. Record ID: ST 22 SW 93 (1979) Location: HER files
5 Mention - Taylor, R. Town houses in Taunton, 1500-1700. Post-Medieval Archaeology.  8 (1974), 63-79

Record created in July 1997

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