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Old Deanery Court with Link Wall Along East Side

A Grade I Listed Building in Wells, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.211 / 51°12'39"N

Longitude: -2.6452 / 2°38'42"W

OS Eastings: 355025

OS Northings: 145949

OS Grid: ST550459

Mapcode National: GBR MN.3X8W

Mapcode Global: VH89S.3TFK

Entry Name: Old Deanery Court with Link Wall Along East Side

Listing Date: 12 November 1953

Last Amended: 31 May 2000

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1382907

English Heritage Legacy ID: 483310

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
662-1/7/39 (North side)
12/11/53 Old Deanery Court, with link wall
along east side
(Formerly Listed as:
CATHEDRAL GREEN
(North side)
The Old Deanery)
(Formerly Listed as:
CATHEDRAL GREEN
(North side)
The Deanery Wall)

GV I

Former house, now offices. C15, refenestrated in C16 and
altered in mid C20. Random stone rubble with ashlar dressings,
mostly Welsh slate roof between coped gables. A single-depth
first-floor hall plan, with through passage to the left, and
with lateral fireplace to rear of upper hall.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, 6 bays irregular fenestration. A C20
3-light window to lower bay 1, 2-light chamfer mullioned
windows to ground floor bays 2, 4, 5 and 6, and to first floor
to right of bay 2; between bays and 5, and to bay 6, are
2-light transomd windows, the upper lights pointed-arched,
under square labels; bay 3 has a moulded 4-centre arch,
reused, set in a former throughway under a timber lintel:
battlemented parapet masking roof to bays 1, 2 and 3, vertical
straight joint between bays 1 and 2. This thought to be a
separate house originally (Pevsner).
INTERIOR: the ground floor has probably early C16 moulded
beams, probably in compartments in the original layout. At the
E end a stone 4-centred doorway opens to the rear. The upper
hall, now subdivided, has a roof in 5 bays with heavy
arch-braced collars, chamfered purlins and wind-bracing, but
with an upper cruck in the end bay, adjacent to the
full-height wall inserted at the through-passage. The third
bay at the back has a stone fire surround.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: extending from the south-east corner is a
lower battlemented rubble wall, with a central 4-centre-arched
gateway, linking into the gateway (qv) on the south side of
the courtyard. Part of a major building complex long
associated with the Cathedral and its administration.
Link Wall along east side was listed on 130972.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: North Somerset and
Bristol: London: 1958-: 317).


Listing NGR: ST5502245946

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