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Boundary Wall to South East of Bishop's Palace Garden Adjacent to Tor Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Wells, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2101 / 51°12'36"N

Longitude: -2.6405 / 2°38'25"W

OS Eastings: 355357

OS Northings: 145848

OS Grid: ST553458

Mapcode National: GBR MN.44VH

Mapcode Global: VH89S.5VY6

Entry Name: Boundary Wall to South East of Bishop's Palace Garden Adjacent to Tor Street

Listing Date: 31 May 2000

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1382878

English Heritage Legacy ID: 483264

Location: Wells, Mendip, Somerset, BA5

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

Civil Parish: Wells

Built-Up Area: Wells

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


WELLS

ST5445 BISHOPS PALACE
662-1/5/342 (South East side)
Boundary wall to SE of Bishops
Palace garden, adjacent to Tor
Street

GV II

Boundary wall containing Bishop's garden and wells. Not dated,
probably C18 or C19 with C20 repairs. Rubble, stone or
concrete plain copings. The main run of wall, forming the
boundary with Tor Street, rises to approx 2.5m height at the
left (S) end, following the downward slope of the road at this
point; after approx 9m there is a step down of approx 300mm,
and the wall continues, following slight curves in the road
line, until opposite No.15, Tor Street (qv), a total run of
approx 135m, including one set-back with plank door adjacent
to Palace Stream bridge (qv). At the left-hand end the wall
returns to the SW corner of the moat, in a run of approx 110m,
with a short return at an obtuse angle towards the moat. There
are 2 small steps in the coping level towards the E end, and
the wall is generally approx 2.5m high. Near the W end is a
broad pair of plank gates. At the right-hand end the wall
returns towards the E end of the Cathedral, running approx
90m, and in part forming a southern boundary to The Rib (qv);
some of this section of the wall appears to be of late C20
rebuilding.
The wall is important as a townscape element, particularly in
forming the W side enclosure to Tor Street as it enters the
urban confines of the city.

Listing NGR: ST5535745848

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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