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Latitude: 51.2086 / 51°12'30"N
Longitude: -2.6475 / 2°38'51"W
OS Eastings: 354862
OS Northings: 145686
OS Grid: ST548456
Mapcode National: GBR MN.432X
Mapcode Global: VH89S.2W6C
Entry Name: 40, High Street
Listing Date: 12 November 1953
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1382978
English Heritage Legacy ID: 483381
Location: Wells, Mendip, Somerset, BA5
Civil Parish: Wells
Built-Up Area: Wells
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
ST5445 HIGH STREET
662-1/7/112 (North side)
Shops in former house. Probably C16, with C19 facade.
Timber-framed with brick facade, rendered on side elevation,
all colourwashed, hipped clay pantiled roof of U-plan. Brick
chimney stack. Right-angle plan.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, 2 bays. Early C20 shop front across whole
ground floor, with left-hand door to upper floors and central
door to shop, thin fascia, plain sash windows to upper floors.
On side elevation to Union Street the first floor jettied over
a brick base, and signs of rear jetty at second floor level,
sundry casement windows including display window to ground
INTERIOR: the shop has a heavily moulded crossbeam behind the
display window, chamfered ceiling beams with a dragon beam to
the outside corner. On the first floor some of the
timber-frame exposed, showing vertical members with curved
windbraces, central post in front wall,
chamfer-with-runout-stop beams to ceiling and dragon beam to
corner. Second floor displays double roof with collar trusses
and exposed purlins, one framed partition and one low
chamfered doorway-other work possibly behind plaster. In all,
a good surviving frame.
Listing NGR: ST5486245686
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