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© Mr Eddy Allen

IoE Number: 269912
Location: TAUNTON SCHOOL, STAPLEGROVE ROAD (north east side)
  TAUNTON, TAUNTON DEANE, SOMERSET
Photographer: Mr Eddy Allen
Date Photographed: 30 June 2001
Date listed: 04 July 1975
Date of last amendment: 04 July 1975
Grade II

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1.STAPLEGROVE ROAD5365(North-East Side)Taunton School

1. STAPLEGROVE ROAD 5365 (North-East Side) Taunton School ST 22 NW 1/384 II GV 2. Vast Gothic building on its own grounds. Main building 1867-70 by Joseph James of London. Chapel of 1867-70 by Sir Frank Wills. Long 3 storey range facing south with tall tower over entrance in centre. Single storey gabled ranges come forward to left and right. Rubble walls with ashlar dressings. Slate roofs with cresting. The square central tower has a pyramidal roof with weathervane. Gablets to 2nd storey windows rise into roof. Mostly 2 light windows with plain mullions and transoms. Canted bay through 2 storeys of tower over entrance. These lights have traceried heads. Pointed entrance set forward from the front with moulded archway and double wooden doors. Ground floor to right has a bow window with crenellated parapet. Gabled ranges at ends of front have buttresses with setoffs and large traceried windows. Fairwater and Taunton School form a group.

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