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40, High Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Wells, Somerset

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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

Plus Code: 9C3V6952+CX

Entry Name: 40, High Street

Listing Date: 12 November 1953

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1382978

English Heritage Legacy ID: 483381

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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662-1/7/112 (North side)
12/11/53 No.40


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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