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Numbers 60, 60a and 62 with Rear Boundary Wall

A Grade II Listed Building in Wells, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2084 / 51°12'30"N

Longitude: -2.6483 / 2°38'54"W

OS Eastings: 354805

OS Northings: 145665

OS Grid: ST548456

Mapcode National: GBR MN.42W3

Mapcode Global: VH89S.1WSJ

Entry Name: Numbers 60, 60a and 62 with Rear Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 12 November 1953

Last Amended: 31 May 2000

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1382993

English Heritage Legacy ID: 483410

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
662-1/7/130 (North side)
12/11/53 Nos.60, 60A AND 62
with rear boundary wall
(Formerly Listed as:
HIGH STREET
(North side)
Nos.60 AND 60A)

GV II

House at end of row. c1810. Rendered with stone dressings, all
colourwashed, hipped Welsh slate roof behind high parapets,
brick chimney stacks.
PLAN: a long property, with separate entrance on return front
to upper floors; central staircase.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, 2 bays. Stone plinth, panelled pilasters
to upper floors, coving and cornice, parapet with moulded
coping. Remains of early C19 shop fronts, with matching
panelled pilasters, thin fascia and cornice, with plain
windows and half-glazed doors to left of each bay.
To first floor are 2 canted oriels of 4+12+4 panes on rendered
coved upswept brackets, with hipped lead roofs, to second
floor are 12-pane sashes in plain reveals. On the long W
return elevation two canted bays matching the front oriels,
and 2 doorways with plain pilasters, entablature and flat hood
for surround, one a 2-panel door, one part glazed, both with
rectangular fanlights, also a 21-pane rounded-head stair sash,
with 12-pane sashes to upper floor.
The rear NW corner rounded, and with further 2-storey
extension also with rounded corner.
INTERIOR: some modifications, not substantial, to internal
arrangements. Features noted include elaborate plaster
cornice, with intricate work to hall ceiling, much original
joinery including door cases, doors, and the staircase,
straight with plain balusters and mahogany handrail with
exaggerated bottom wreath; in rear passage a cast-iron hearth
set in white marble surround. Living quarters not seen.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: at rear is a high rubble wall with swept
cavetto cornice, containing an arched opening with C20 door,
and to a stone sett paved approach; the wall continues to the
front of Avenue House (qv No.64).

Listing NGR: ST5480545665

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

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