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Number 6 and Associated Boundary Walling

A Grade II Listed Building in Wells, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2104 / 51°12'37"N

Longitude: -2.6465 / 2°38'47"W

OS Eastings: 354938

OS Northings: 145889

OS Grid: ST549458

Mapcode National: GBR MN.439X

Mapcode Global: VH89S.2TSZ

Entry Name: Number 6 and Associated Boundary Walling

Listing Date: 12 November 1953

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1382897

English Heritage Legacy ID: 483283

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 CATHEDRAL GREEN
662-1/7/29 (North side)
12/11/53 No.6
and associated boundary walling

GV II

House. Medieval origins, remodelled c1800 in Picturesque
Gothic style. Local stone rubble, ashlar dressings, clay
pantiled roof between coped gables, brick stacks.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, 5 bays. Battlemented parapet to main
block. Bay 1 has a hexagonal plan projection with cornice
moulding and possibly earlier battlemented parapet, with two
single-light 3-pane windows, similar projection without
windows between bays 4 and 5. Bays 2, 4 and 5 have composite
east windows of 4+12+4 panes, with the tops of the middle unit
radially glazed, the lintels over having false keystones. Bay
3 has a projecting stone porch in a Gothic style, with
4-centred moulded arch, pierced spandrels and crenellated
parapet. To first floor are a 2-light casement to left of bay
2, and to right of bay 2 and to bays 4 and 5 are plain stone
3-light mullioned windows in slight recesses with square
labels all with wood casements having three panes; pointed
relieving arch to right of lower bay 2.
Triple gable west elevation to Saddler Street, with late C19
windows in segmental-arched recesses, with central glazed door
in deep recess. C20 extension to the rear northwards (Kendrick
Court).
INTERIOR: not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: extending from the north-west corner of
the house is a length of rubble walling about 4m high, with
battlemented top, (probably of C19 date), for about 17m
length, a similar wall extends southwards from the south-west
corner of the house along Sadler Street for about 22m, curving
round to meet part of Brown's Gate (qv) where it becomes lower
with a flat coping, blocked arched doorway at south end of
high section: return along Cathedral Green about 2.5m high,
with square ashlar gate piers in centre, having a wrought-iron
overthrow for a former lamp, the whole length of the wall
being an important element of the street scene in both Saddler
Street and Cathedral Green.


Listing NGR: ST5494245894

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

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