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8, High Street

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wells, Somerset

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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

Plus Code: 9C3V6953+MF

Entry Name: 8, High Street

Listing Date: 12 November 1953

Last Amended: 31 May 2000

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1382953

English Heritage Legacy ID: 483356

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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662-1/7/84 (North side)
12/11/53 No.8
(Formerly Listed as:
(North side)
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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