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Latitude: 51.2103 / 51°12'36"N
Longitude: -2.6446 / 2°38'40"W
OS Eastings: 355065
OS Northings: 145869
OS Grid: ST550458
Mapcode National: GBR MN.43S7
Mapcode Global: VH89S.3VR3
Entry Name: Triple Lamp Standard Approximately 25 Metres to West of South West Tower
Listing Date: 31 May 2000
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1382910
English Heritage Legacy ID: 483313
Location: Wells, Mendip, Somerset, BA5
Civil Parish: Wells
Built-Up Area: Wells
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
ST5545 CATHEDRAL GREEN
662-1/7/348 (North side)
Triple lamp standard approx 25
metres to west of south-west tower
Lamp standard with triple head. c1900, signed Geo Smith & Co.
Sun Foundry, Glasgow. 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, with a fluted lower
section and some palmate enrichment, to a moulded capital with
a cross-arm to floriate scrolls and 3 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 base has an applied cast
plaque in honour of a former Dean, Patrick Mitchell.
The standard was probably originally gas lit but has been
changed to electricity. It is similar to, but not identical
with, a standard in the Market Place (qv), and appears in a
photograph of 1905.
A fine example of C19 street furniture.
(Scrase AJ: Wells, A Pictorial History: Plate 146: Gloucester:
Listing NGR: ST5506145852
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