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Latitude: 51.2085 / 51°12'30"N
Longitude: -2.6482 / 2°38'53"W
OS Eastings: 354814
OS Northings: 145673
OS Grid: ST548456
Mapcode National: GBR MN.42X5
Mapcode Global: VH89S.1WVG
Entry Name: 56, High Street
Listing Date: 13 September 1972
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1382989
English Heritage Legacy ID: 483406
Location: Wells, Mendip, Somerset, BA5
Civil Parish: Wells
Built-Up Area: Wells
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
ST5445 HIGH STREET
662-1/7/126 (North side)
House with shop. Probably C16, C17, and C18 facade.
Timber-frame, rendered and colourwashed, clay pantiled gabled
roof, ridge at right angles to road. A narrow frontage 2-room
plan with low ceilings, with later store to the rear.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, 2 bays. Simple ground floor shop front
with central doorway under jetty, the slim fascia masking the
joist-ends. First floor has two 12-pane sash windows, and
second floor one set centrally, with timber architraves to
sash boxes, highly ornamental bargeboards probably of C19.
INTERIOR: shop rather altered, but original stair with winders
in a centrally located position. At rear is lofty store, a
former bakehouse, with kingpost trusses, and a straight stair
returning to the early range.
The first floor has C19 partitioning, wide elm floorboards,
and C17 chamfered crossbeams with run-out stops; the front
room has a thin C17 or C18 door on early L-hinges.
The upper stair, to the right rear, is C19, with stick
balustrade and turned newels, and the second floor has C19
partitions. The front wall has timber-framework partly
exposed, and, remains of substantial timber-framing, including
one heavy tie-beam, partly exposed in both party walls. The
rear room has a 3-light casement with leading and early glass.
The 3-bay roof frame has cambered collar trusses, some curved
and chamfered windbraces and chamfered butt purlins; the rear
truss is set slightly forward from the stack. Many of the
rafters are early.
An unprepossessing frontage to one of the more interesting
historical survivals in this street; the upper storeys unused
at the time of survey.
Listing NGR: ST5481445673
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