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Crown Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in Wells, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.2092 / 51°12'33"N

Longitude: -2.6453 / 2°38'43"W

OS Eastings: 355017

OS Northings: 145756

OS Grid: ST550457

Mapcode National: GBR MN.43M4

Mapcode Global: VH89S.3VCW

Plus Code: 9C3V6953+MV

Entry Name: Crown Hotel

Listing Date: 12 November 1953

Last Amended: 31 May 2000

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1383010

English Heritage Legacy ID: 483428

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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662-1/7/147 (South side)
12/11/53 No.8
Crown Hotel
(Formerly Listed as:
(South side)
Nos.8 AND 10)


Hotel. Late C16, C20 shop front. Probably timber-framed,
rendered and colourwashed, clay pantiled roof with plain
PLAN: a narrow frontage range, two rooms deep, with central
chimney breast, steeply pitched roof set gable to the street;
the building is connected to those on either side, all forming
part of the Crown Hotel (qv).
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with attic, single wide bay. Ground floor
has two casement windows of 3 and 2-lights, with door to
right. First floor has a shallow oriel window of 1+5+1 light
with ovolo-mould mullions on three shaped brackets, with a
slate lean-to pentice roof, attic window in gable has a small
2-light leaded casement. Crosswing to rear, the south end
obscured by later building.
INTERIOR: the ground floor has a large transverse beam in the
front room, otherwise mostly of the C20, and the rear room, at
a lower level, has a 4-compartment ceiling with C16 moulded
beams, and a square stone fireplace. The roof has high collars
and a large square rough butt purlin; at the rear is an
arch-braced truss with hollow-chamfer mould and a very heavy
purlin and cambered tie. In the N wall are remains of a
blocked C16 door to a 4-centred arch.
HISTORICAL NOTE: built in the late C16 by a Canon resident in
the Canonical House (The Exchequer) on the site of the Town
Hall (qv), in what was then his garden.
(Town and Country Planning Working Papers: Scrase AJ: Wells: A
Study of Town Origins: Bristol: 1982-).

Listing NGR: ST5501845753

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