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Latitude: 51.2096 / 51°12'34"N
Longitude: -2.6453 / 2°38'42"W
OS Eastings: 355020
OS Northings: 145796
OS Grid: ST550457
Mapcode National: GBR MN.43M0
Mapcode Global: VH89S.3VDL
Entry Name: 13, Market Place
Listing Date: 12 November 1953
Last Amended: 31 May 2000
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1383015
English Heritage Legacy ID: 483433
Location: Wells, Mendip, Somerset, BA5
Civil Parish: Wells
Built-Up Area: Wells
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
ST5445 MARKET PLACE
662-1/7/152 (North side)
(Formerly Listed as:
Shop with house over. c1453, built as part of the "New Works"
by Bishop Bekynton, modified probably in C19 and early C20.
Rendered and colourwashed, Welsh slate roof behind parapet,
brick chimney stack.
PLAN: L-plan with stairs at front angle of rear wing.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys with attic, 2 bays. Ground floor has
projecting late C19/early C20 shop front having stone
stallrisers, with plain display windows, slim panelled
pilasters and slim fascia with cornice on large console
brackets, lead flat roof, 5-panel door to left, with double
fanlight, and another part-glazed door in shallow angled
recess in centre of shop front.
First and second floors have 12-pane sash windows with exposed
boxes at both levels. C20 dentilled eaves course on
close-spaced brackets, with gutter lining through with
adjoining parapets, rainwater stackhead and downpipe to right.
Small flat-roofed dormer set low on right hand side, stack on
raised coped verge to the right.
INTERIOR: partly inspected: ground-floor front has 4 bays of
former 6-compartment ceiling with moulded beams, and the shop
has several important antique items built in, including c1810
gesso, wood and marble fire surround, and C18 carved joinery
enclosing a steel joist.
C20 staircase to first floor, with a 2-compartment ceiling. In
the rear wall is a late C18 twelve-pane sash cut into an
earlier flat arched opening with double wave mould surround,
and a 4-centred chamfered stone doorways to ground and first
floors. The floor has old random-width elm boards. Stone newel
stair to rear, adjacent to probable former position of C15
garderobe. The roof frame reputed to have been renewed in
Part of an outstanding late medieval planned urban group.
(Buildings of England: Pevsner N: North Somerset and Bristol:
London: 1958-: 328).
Listing NGR: ST5501845797
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