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© Mrs G Martine Allmey LRPS

IoE Number: 270167
Location: 5 AND 7 THE SQUARE (north side)
  WIVELISCOMBE, TAUNTON DEANE, SOMERSET
Photographer: Mrs G Martine Allmey LRPS
Date Photographed: 16 August 1999
Date listed: 26 March 1984
Date of last amendment: 26 March 1984
Grade II*

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ST0827WIVELISCOMBE CPTHE SQUARE (North side)8/93Nos 5 & 7-

ST0827 WIVELISCOMBE CP THE SQUARE (North side) 8/93 Nos 5 & 7 - GV II* House and bank, now offices and public library. 1881 with C20 shopfront. Red sandstone ashlar ground floor with patterned tile- hanging on upper storeys, steeply pitched slate roof. Norman Shaw style. 3-storeys and attic, 2:3 bays and slightly curved facade. 8-light mullioned and transomed windows on ground floor with C20 shopfront, mixed fenestration above of wooden oriels jettied out on carved grotesque corbels with hipped roofs and carved panels of decoration; wooden mullioned casement windows with and without carved panels of decoration below. These panels depict stylised fruit, human figures and mythical animals in the style of the Norwegian stave church carvings. Gabled dormer windows, lighting only the roof space. Two centred arch and double wooden door on ground floor right-hand bay, originally the entrance to the bank. Interior: wooden stair hall with queenpost roof and curved windbraces, galleries on each floor. Access to the bedrooms and servants quarters of the house now blocked.

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