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76, High Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Wells, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.2083 / 51°12'29"N

Longitude: -2.6492 / 2°38'56"W

OS Eastings: 354747

OS Northings: 145650

OS Grid: ST547456

Mapcode National: GBR MN.42NK

Mapcode Global: VH89S.1WBM

Plus Code: 9C3V6952+88

Entry Name: 76, High Street

Listing Date: 13 September 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1383000

English Heritage Legacy ID: 483418

ID on this website: 101383000

Location: Wells, 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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662-1/7/138 (North side)
13/09/72 No.76


House, as flats, shop under. C15, refronted C17; late
C16/early C17 rear wing. Rendering with false ashlar lines
scribed on. Welsh slate roof with coped attic gables.
PLAN: L-plan, with probable C15 open hall parallel to street;
doorway blocked off to right-hand former service area, now
part of adjacent property; late C16/early C17 rear wing.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with attics, 2 bays. Ground floor has an
earlier C20 shop front, with panelled end pilasters and corbel
brackets to shutter box, doorways in recesses at each, that to
shop on left. 3-light display window. Above, to first floor
bay 1 a double-unit plain sash window in slight offset with
hipped slate roof, to bay 2 a 4-light stone mullioned window
with chamfered mullions set in deep chamfered reveals with
label over, similar 2-light windows to the two attic gables.
INTERIOR: the building is in three parts. The street unit is
modified at ground level for the shop, at first-floor level
the C17 mullioned window has ovolo moulds inside, the roof
frame is smoke blackened and there are parts of two trusses,
one (marked III) appears to be two-tier cruck, with one
tenoned purlin and sockets for a windbrace. Blocked doorway
with chamfered 2-centred arched head to right.
The middle unit of the shop has a crossbeam with composite
mouldings, a fireplace opening with C20 arch over, and in the
rear wall a door arch with chamfer on shop side. The roof over
this section is not smoke-blackened, the frame being a collar
truss, with tenon chamfered-with-runout stops, side trench
ridge to which the rafters are pegged.
The rear room has a wide cambered-arched fireplace, and shares
the same roof as the middle section. A rare and important
survival of a stone detailed front of an early date in the
High Street.
(Gilson RG: Vernacular Architecture Group Report: 1983-).

Listing NGR: ST5474745650

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