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Latitude: 51.2098 / 51°12'35"N
Longitude: -2.6491 / 2°38'56"W
OS Eastings: 354753
OS Northings: 145822
OS Grid: ST547458
Mapcode National: GBR MN.42N0
Mapcode Global: VH89S.1VCF
Plus Code: 9C3V6952+W9
Entry Name: Harpers Almshouses
Listing Date: 12 November 1953
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1382934
English Heritage Legacy ID: 483337
Location: Wells, Mendip, Somerset, BA5
Civil Parish: Wells
Built-Up Area: Wells
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
Tagged with: Almshouse
ST5445 CHAMBERLAIN STREET
662-1/7/64 (North side)
Almshouse. c1713. Possibly incorporating older fabric.
Rendered and colourwashed, triple roll clay tiled roof with
tall stepped coped gable to west and abutment to east, brick
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, 4 bays of irregular fenestration. Plinth,
timber casement windows with iron-framed opening lights, some
modern: bay 1 has a 2-light below and 3-light above, bay 2 has
a single and a double light below and a 3-light above, and
bays 3 and 4 have 2-light ovolo-mould stone mullioned windows
without labels, all windows being rectangular leaded. Entrance
in bay 3, with C20 door in plain opening. Set under the front
chimney stack, a plaque in a recess with square hoodmould,
which reads: "Glory to God/Mr Archibald Harper one/of the
eight masters & in/the year 1702 Mayor of/this city did by his
last/Will and Testament settle/This house and 500
upon/Trustees for the perpetual/use and maintenance of 5/poor
men old decayed/ Wool-combers of this/City of Wells/Mr Harper
died May 11/1713/Blessed are the merciful/Matt 5.7."
INTERIOR: not inspected.
The almshouse was built on the site of Archibald Harper's own
(Scott Holmes T: Wells and Glastonbury: London: 1908-).
Listing NGR: ST5475345822
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