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55, High Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Wells, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.2081 / 51°12'29"N

Longitude: -2.6478 / 2°38'52"W

OS Eastings: 354842

OS Northings: 145631

OS Grid: ST548456

Mapcode National: GBR MN.430W

Mapcode Global: VH89S.2W2R

Plus Code: 9C3V6952+6V

Entry Name: 55, High Street

Listing Date: 13 September 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1382988

English Heritage Legacy ID: 483391

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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662-1/7/125 (South side)
13/09/72 No.55


House at end of row, with shop. Mid C18. Painted brick front,
rubble returns, slate roof, brick stacks. A narrow-frontage
property with return flank to Mill Street, and gabled rear.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and attic, 2 windows; central raking
dormer with slate cheeks to a 4-pane sash, above 9-pane and
plain sashes, all to brick voussoirs with stone key, and with
V-joint stone quoins at either end of the front. The ground
floor has an early C20 Art Nouveau shop-front with deep-set
door off-centre, right, and curved returns to the plate
display windows, in very thin mullions with bases and
capitals, and decorative fretted heads, all to a deep fascia
with reeded cornice, and pilasters to heavy consoles to
pedimented heads. Main stack to the right, but further
full-height brick stack built in to the rubble of the rear
gable, which has coping and small kneelers.
The 3-storey return to Mill Street has, towards the left end,
in brick dressings, 9 above 12 and 12-pane sashes, and a C19
six-panel door.
INTERIOR: not generally inspected; a C19 straight-flight
staircase, with square newels, rises from the shop floor.
The delicately detailed display front is a notable survival.

Listing NGR: ST5484245631

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