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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
Entry Name: Crown Hotel
Listing Date: 12 November 1953
Last Amended: 31 May 2000
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1383010
English Heritage Legacy ID: 483428
Location: Wells, Mendip, Somerset, BA5
Civil Parish: Wells
Built-Up Area: Wells
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
ST5445 MARKET PLACE
662-1/7/147 (South side)
(Formerly Listed as:
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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