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Turnpike Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Wells, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2168 / 51°13'0"N

Longitude: -2.6447 / 2°38'40"W

OS Eastings: 355070

OS Northings: 146596

OS Grid: ST550465

Mapcode National: GBR MN.3PS9

Mapcode Global: VH89S.3PQ2

Entry Name: Turnpike Cottage

Listing Date: 13 September 1972

Last Amended: 31 May 2000

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1382879

English Heritage Legacy ID: 483265

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

ST54NE BRISTOL HILL
662-1/2/9 (West side)
13/09/72 Turnpike Cottage
(Formerly Listed as:
BRISTOL ROAD
Turnpike Cottage)

II

Toll house. Probably early C19, extended late C20. Local
stone, rendered, with ashlar dressings, Welsh slate roofs
between stepped coped gables, one brick and one stone chimney
stack. Tudor Revival style. T-plan, with rear extension of
1990.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, south elevation, at right angles to the
road of 2 bays, bay 1 being the projecting gable of the
crosswing. Simple casement windows with rectangular-leaded
panes and with labels over, 2-light to ground floor bay 1 and
upper bay 2, and single-light to upper bay 1, lower bay 2 has
a part glazed door set under a leanto porch with hipped slate
roof on 2 timber posts at east end. East roadside gable has a
2-light window to first floor. North elevation has projection
bay 2, 2-light window lower bay 1, the gable of bay 2 being
extended and the upper window being incorporated in extension
gable.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
Erected by the Wells Trust, this is on the site of the
Stoberry Gate on the Bristol Road, set up c1753. The tollboard
from this gate now in Wells Museum.
(Bentley JB and Murless BJ: Somerset Roads: Phase 2, Eastern
Somerset: Taunton: 1987-).

Listing NGR: ST5507046596

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