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59 and 61, High Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Wells, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2081 / 51°12'29"N

Longitude: -2.6484 / 2°38'54"W

OS Eastings: 354799

OS Northings: 145636

OS Grid: ST547456

Mapcode National: GBR MN.42V3

Mapcode Global: VH89S.1WRQ

Entry Name: 59 and 61, High Street

Listing Date: 13 September 1972

Last Amended: 31 May 2000

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1382992

English Heritage Legacy ID: 483409

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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Listing Text


WELLS

ST5445 HIGH STREET
662-1/7/129 (South side)
13/09/72 Nos.59 AND 61
(Formerly Listed as:
HIGH STREET
(South side)
No.59)

GV II

House on curved corner site, with shop. Early C18. Rendered
and colourwashed, Welsh slate roof on curve, hipped at west
end, shortened brick chimney stacks; No.61 has clay pantiled
roof between abutments.
EXTERIOR: No.59 three-storey, 3 bays, No.61 two storeys, 2
bays. No.59 has largely C19 shop front to ground floor, with 3
display windows, one subdivided, flanked by narrow pilasters,
under slim fascia with thin wide projection timber cornice,
preferable double doors in centre of curve replaced with late
C20 door and sidelight. Upper floors have 12-pane sash windows
with thick glazing bars.
No.61 mostly a C20 rebuild, with C20 windows, that to lower
bay 1 in apparent old position, then a blocked centre door and
new part-glazed door to right, to first floor are a metal
casement and a 12-pane sash window. Ground floor of No.59
modified for shop, access to upper floors now through No.61.
INTERIOR: stair from first to second floor, hardwood handrail,
turned newel and stick balusters, probably original. First
floor partitions altered, but second floor partitions and door
cases remain, as does an early C19 fireplace with cast-iron
hearth.

Listing NGR: ST5479945636

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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