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IoE Number: 269883
Location: KING'S COLLEGE, SOUTH ROAD (east side)
  TAUNTON, TAUNTON DEANE, SOMERSET
Photographer: Mr R.M Rayner
Date Photographed: 02 September 2002
Date listed: 04 July 1975
Date of last amendment: 04 July 1975
Grade II

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1.SOUTH ROAD5365(East Side)King's CollegeST 2324 SW 7/358

1. SOUTH ROAD 5365 (East Side) King's College ST 2324 SW 7/358 II GV Large-scale group of Gothic school buildings. Main buildings by C E Giles 1867-9. New chapel 1898-1903 by W E Tower. Symmetrical front with central tower rising above roof level: flanking ranges to left and right. Main block is 3 storeys. Coursed rubble with ashlar dressings. Hipped slate roof with gables over windows to left and right. Stringcourses and impost bands. Central tower has elaborate crocket cornice and French chateaux style slate roof with picturesque openwork bell-turret. Recessed pointed panel to front of tower roof. The tower has a 3-light ashlar bay rising through both storeys over entrance. 6 windows of 3 lights each to 2nd floor under relieving arches in gables. Ground and lst floor windows of 2 lights, with pointed dripmoulds over lst floor. All windows have cusped lights and stone mullions and transoms. Very large entrance porch flanked by square turrets with niches, one carved figure survives to left. Archway of 3 orders with foliage soffits and nook shafts. Double doors and truneau. Buttressed range with plate tracery, fleche on slate roof, elaborate niche at apex of gable, and heraldic devices in oculi runs forward to left of main front. Adjoining triple gabled house in Tudor style with stone mullioned windows is attached to right. King's College, walls and gate piers form a group.

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