History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

The Gatehouse with Front Boundary Walling

A Grade II Listed Building in Wells, Somerset

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 51.2022 / 51°12'7"N

Longitude: -2.6569 / 2°39'24"W

OS Eastings: 354202

OS Northings: 144977

OS Grid: ST542449

Mapcode National: GBR MN.4DPN

Mapcode Global: VH89Y.W1SR

Plus Code: 9C3V682V+V7

Entry Name: The Gatehouse with Front Boundary Walling

Listing Date: 23 November 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1382945

English Heritage Legacy ID: 483348

Location: Wells, Mendip, Somerset, BA5

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

Civil Parish: Wells

Built-Up Area: Wells

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Tagged with: Gatehouse

Find accommodation in



662-1/3/75 (North side)
23/11/84 The Gatehouse, with front boundary


Former toll-house, now house. c1842-3, extended c1900. Front
portion in ashlar stonework, rear in red brickwork with ashlar
dressings, hipped Welsh slate roofs with wide eaves on
brackets, ashlar and brick chimneys.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, roadside elevation 3 bays, plinth,
pilaster strips to corners and between each bay, eaves band.
Paired semicircular arched windows with central plain stone
mullions, imposts with arches, the infill casements being
8-pane. Central lower bay the former front door, with pointed
arched head and otherwise matching details, now filled with a
2-light window over which is a wrought-iron bracket for the
former fee-board. Matching single-bay returns, the lower
window both sides being 3-light. Rear addition has plain sash
windows, with a single-storey canted bay with hipped roof on
west side. Present entrance on west side.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: extending from the south-west corner an
ashlar stone wall approx 1.9m high and approx 15m long, with
coping and plain gateway near house, adding to setting of the
building and the streetscape generally. This gatehouse
presumably built when the tollgate was moved from Southover to
here in 1842-43.
(Bentley JB: Somerset Roads: Phase 2 - East Somerset: Taunton:

Listing NGR: ST5503345831

External Links

External links are from the relevant listing authority and, where applicable, Wikidata. Wikidata IDs may be related buildings as well as this specific building. If you want to add or update a link, you will need to do so by editing the Wikidata entry.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.