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St Cuthbert's Lodge and Attached Walls and Gate Piers

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wells, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2095 / 51°12'34"N

Longitude: -2.6503 / 2°39'0"W

OS Eastings: 354672

OS Northings: 145787

OS Grid: ST546457

Mapcode National: GBR MN.42CC

Mapcode Global: VH89S.0VRP

Entry Name: St Cuthbert's Lodge and Attached Walls and Gate Piers

Listing Date: 12 November 1953

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1382940

English Heritage Legacy ID: 483343

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 CHAMBERLAIN STREET
662-1/7/70 (North side)
12/11/53 No.40
St Cuthbert's Lodge and attached
walls and gate piers

GV II*

Detached house, formerly in use as government offices, now in
several occupations. Early C18. Rendered and colourwashed,
with Doulting stone dressings, Welsh slate roof between coped
gables, ashlar chimney stacks.
PLAN: U-plan, with open courtyard between gabled wings to
rear, and 2 small service wings to the left; the original plan
a large central staircase hall with principal salon to rear,
and double-depth wings each side.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with attics and part basement, 8 bays with
glazing-bar sashes; 4 small 9-pane flat-roofed dormers with
slate cheeks, above 12-pane sashes in bolection-mould stone
architraves, those to ground floor having flat moulded frieze
and cornice lined with band course. Central entrance with C20
door, up 3 steps, with rectangular radially glazed fanlight,
all in a recess framed by a bolection mould architrave, with
open pediment on simplified console brackets.
The rear has large Palladian windows to the ground floor, and
the projecting wings have modelled Dutch gables. At the left
hand end are two lower gabled wings with a very narrow
courtyard between, with one stone-mullioned casement and
various early C18 sashes. Plinth with double offset, dying
right to the pavement, bold alternating quoins, plain mid
band, moulded cornice with modillions, to secret gutter.
Stacks to gable ends and at ridge to left of doorway.
INTERIOR: partly inspected, has large rectangular hall to
right of door, with L-plan staircase to quarter landing, with
alternating plain and twisted balusters to a swept handrail,
and with scrolled ends to the stair treads, a heavy fireplace
surround in white marble, and palmette frieze.
To the rear is a delicate triple-arched screen on fluted
pilasters, with a transverse passage having plaster groin
vaults in 3 bays, giving to the main panelled doors.
The salon to the rear has a marble late C18 Adamesque fire
surround with yellow marble inserts and guttae; opposite this
is a recess with Corinthian fluted pilasters to an elliptical
arch, and a plain moulded cornice.
Some rooms have remains of enriched modillion cornices, and
the ground-floor windows generally retain panelled shutters.
There is a cellar in part, with brick vaulting under the rear
courtyard, and with brick wine bins.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: pair of C18 stone gate piers with
vermiculated rustication, moulded cornices and large ball
finials.

Listing NGR: ST5467245787

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

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