© Mr John H. Sparkes
ST MARGARET'S, HAMILTON ROAD (north side)
TAUNTON, TAUNTON DEANE, SOMERSET
Mr John H. Sparkes
22 April 2003
04 June 1952
Date of last amendment:
04 July 1975
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St Margaret's Leper
listed as St Margaret's)
ST 2324 NE 13/12 4.6.52.
Early leper hospital rebuilt in early C16. Converted and occupied as almshouses
1612-1938. Restored by Rural Community Council and occupied by them since 1959.
Long freestanding single storey building. Mostly of local shillet stone, now whitewashed.
Thatched roof with attic rising to right. Thatch eaves on scrolled wrought-iron
brackets to rear. Brick stack to right gable, stone parapet to left gable end.
New oak supports to front verandah. Singele and double leaded lights under wooden
lintels. Original oak doorframes with Tudor arched lintels. On front is a stone
tablet with the arms of Abbot Bere of Glastonbury, the original restorer of the