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Latitude: 51.2092 / 51°12'33"N
Longitude: -2.6463 / 2°38'46"W
OS Eastings: 354948
OS Northings: 145753
OS Grid: ST549457
Mapcode National: GBR MN.43CG
Mapcode Global: VH89S.2VVX
Entry Name: 8, High Street
Listing Date: 12 November 1953
Last Amended: 31 May 2000
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1382953
English Heritage Legacy ID: 483356
Location: Wells, Mendip, Somerset, BA5
Civil Parish: Wells
Built-Up Area: Wells
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
ST5445 HIGH STREET
662-1/7/84 (North side)
(Formerly Listed as:
Nos.6 AND 8
King Charles Bar)
Former house, now offices. C15, with mid C20 facade. Rubble,
but brick facade, colourwashed, clay tiled gabled roof with
ridge at right angles to road. A narrow frontage first-floor
hall plan, with stair to the left, rear.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and basement, 2 bays. Shop front across
whole of ground floor, with central pair of doors in recess,
under medium depth fascia, the whole appears c1900 and earlier
than work above. To first floor a 3-light transomd casement
window, and to second floor two 2-light casements, all with
rectangular leaded lights and set under brick soldier arches,
brick dentilled cornice and stepped parapet. Projecting
hanging sign to right of first-floor window. Facade continuous
in detail with No.6 (qv).
INTERIOR: ground and first floors modified, with no early
features visible; early C19 winder stairs. Second floor has
exposed C15 roof frame of 3 bays, with upper crucks to
saddles, carried on arch-braced collars, the braces moulded
and to central 'stop', one range of curved windbraces and
square purlin. In the front bay are remains of a stone
fireplace with octagonal chamfered jambs.
Roof frame indicates that C20 facade extended building
streetwards by about half a metre. The bland C20 facade
conceals a structure of considerable historic interest.
Listing NGR: ST5494845753
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