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Latitude: 51.2092 / 51°12'32"N
Longitude: -2.6455 / 2°38'43"W
OS Eastings: 355001
OS Northings: 145748
OS Grid: ST550457
Mapcode National: GBR MN.43L1
Mapcode Global: VH89S.3V8Y
Plus Code: 9C3V6953+MQ
Entry Name: The Red Lion Hotel
Listing Date: 12 November 1953
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1383005
English Heritage Legacy ID: 483423
Location: Wells, Mendip, Somerset, BA5
Civil Parish: Wells
Built-Up Area: Wells
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
ST5445 MARKET PLACE
662-1/7/142 (South side)
The Red Lion Hotel
The Red Lion Hotel also extends above Nos 1 and 3, High Street
(qv). Hotel, with shop to part of ground floor. C17 and early
C18. Brick with stone dressings, all colourwashed, Welsh slate
roof behind parapet, brick chimney stacks.
PLAN: front range, originally with a single large room to each
storey, is entered at the side from the throughway under No.1,
High Street; long narrow wing to rear right has a narrow
courtyard on the E side.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys. 2 bays. Doulting ashlar stone facade of
C20 to ground floor, with plinth, plain fascia and cornice,
framing two 16-pane recessed bow windows with a pair of glazed
doors to the right. Above, the shallow canted bay windows
extend full height to the parapet, containing plain sash
windows, the centre units being 4-pane with timber cornice
mouldings over each window, then a bold cornice under a
shallow parapet, all following the line of the bays below.
Side elevation to courtyard modified, rendered with C20 timber
casement windows, 3 storeys then 2 storeys with pantiled roof,
ending at south end of site with a garage building which
extends across whole site.
INTERIOR: the ground floor extensively modified in C20; the
front part is a shop, behind this the kitchen and a long
dining room, which is in 7 bays with rough transverse beams,
and a blocked window in the former end wall. At first floor
are 2 rooms, formerly one, with a plaster cornice having
egg-and-dart and vine-leaf enrichments, and room 2 has a good
C18 moulded architrave to the bay window. At first floor the
front range has no early detail.
The wing has a pantile roof, and the roof trusses, possibly of
the C17, have propped principals, but this not fully
inspected. A C17 door in 2 wide planks and a low canted head
gives access to the upper level of the stair.
Listing NGR: ST5500645737
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