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© Mr Eddy Allen

IoE Number: 264619
Location: THE MARKET HOUSE, MARKET STREET
  WATCHET, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Photographer: Mr Eddy Allen
Date Photographed: 28 July 2001
Date listed: 12 June 1950
Date of last amendment: 12 June 1950
Grade II

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MARKET STREET5366The Market HouseST 0743 2/1112.6.50IIGV

MARKET STREET 1. 5366 The Market House ST 0743 2/11 12.6.50 II GV 2. 182O, rebuilding of earlier Market House which stood in the centre of Market Street and was demolished in 1805. Repaired and ground floor converted to a museum in 1979. First floor, Holy Cross Chapel (formerly St Decuman's Mission Church). Render, hipped slate roof with square louvred lantern surmounted with weather-vane. Two-storeys. Rectangular on plan. All window and door openings have stone surrounds with imposts, segmental arches and keystones. Elevation to Market Street has 4 windows, 2-light metal casements in wooden frames with diagonal lead glazing bars to first floor. Ground floor has 2 plain boarded doors and two 3-light shop windows. Double external stone staircase at the north-west end, doorway at head of stairs. Small 'lock-up' under stairs. South-east end has single 2-light casement, window with diagonal lead glazing bars and reinstated doorway below; elevation to Nos 27 and 28 Market Street has 2 large 3-light shop windows and 2 doorways with plain boarded doors. Timber bollard at south-east corner of Market House associated with nearby dock slip-way.

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