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10, Market Place

A Grade II Listed Building in Wells, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.2093 / 51°12'33"N

Longitude: -2.6452 / 2°38'42"W

OS Eastings: 355022

OS Northings: 145760

OS Grid: ST550457

Mapcode National: GBR MN.43N6

Mapcode Global: VH89S.3VFV

Plus Code: 9C3V6953+PW

Entry Name: 10, Market Place

Listing Date: 12 November 1953

Last Amended: 31 May 2000

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1383012

English Heritage Legacy ID: 483430

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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662-1/7/149 (South side)
12/11/53 No.10
(Formerly Listed as:
Nos.8 AND 10)


House with shop, now hotel, shop below. Late C16, late C19
shop front. Probably timber-framed in part, rendered, hipped
clay pantiled roof, brick chimney stacks.
PLAN: a long narrow range set gable to street, and with a
return frontage to the Market Place to the E; extended at the
rear, and refronted in the early C19 and raised one floor.
Extended at the rear.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and basement, single bay. Shop front
across ground floor, with 2-light display window and 6-panel
door to right, panelled pilasters, this fascia with cornice on
end brackets. Upper floors have 16 pane sash windows in plain
openings. East side flank has an offset above first floor
level, with a door towards the south end, and modern casements
above this at second floor level.
Extension to rear southwards, single-bay with casement window
to ground floor and 4-pane sash window to first floor.
Extending along most of the east side is a cast-iron verandah
with glass roof, to full width of pavement, an early C20 bus
shelter. Above this, at second floor, is a 3-light small-pane
casement, and to the left there is a casement at ground floor
and a 4-pane sash to first floor.
Plain south (rear) gable with a single-storey C20 extension.
INTERIOR: the cellar has a small bressumer fireplace. At the
rear is a good stick stair with winders to a roughly rounded
full-height newel. The first floor front room has 3 transverse
beams. The roof and upper floor probably a later build.
HISTORICAL NOTE: part of the Crown Hotel (qv). A photograph of
1902 shows the flank to the Market Place having a large
display window, and no glazed lean-to. 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: ST5502245760

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