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Triple Lamp Standard Adjacent to Boundary Wall Opposite Wells Museum

A Grade II Listed Building in Wells, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2107 / 51°12'38"N

Longitude: -2.6445 / 2°38'40"W

OS Eastings: 355074

OS Northings: 145915

OS Grid: ST550459

Mapcode National: GBR MN.3XHG

Mapcode Global: VH89S.3TSS

Entry Name: Triple Lamp Standard Adjacent to Boundary Wall Opposite Wells Museum

Listing Date: 31 May 2000

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1382909

English Heritage Legacy ID: 483312

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

ST5545 CATHEDRAL GREEN
662-1/7/350 (North side)
Triple lamp standard adjacent to
boundary wall, opposite Wells Museum

GV II

Lamp standard with triple head. c1860, signed Felix Thomas,
Weston-super-Mare. Cast-iron on stone base.
A cylindrical moulded base rises from and is in part enclosed
by a stepped stone base with bevelled top; this carries a
lofty slender tapered and banded shaft to a moulded capital,
and three overthrow arms to banded cylindrical pendant lamps
with wide flared hood, and a hemispherical glass lamp
protector. The overthrows are supported on and surmounted by
thin wrought-iron scrolls, rising as a crowning pinnacle. The
stone base is set against the low boundary wall at the head of
the ramp across the west front of the Cathedral.
Originally gas-lit, it is identical with the standard in St
Cuthbert Street (qv), and appears in a photograph of 1905.
A fine example of C19 street furniture.
(Scase AJ: Wells, A Pictorial History: plate 146: Gloucester:
1992-).


Listing NGR: ST5506845909

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