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15, Market Place

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wells, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2096 / 51°12'34"N

Longitude: -2.6452 / 2°38'42"W

OS Eastings: 355025

OS Northings: 145799

OS Grid: ST550457

Mapcode National: GBR MN.43N2

Mapcode Global: VH89S.3VFL

Entry Name: 15, Market Place

Listing Date: 12 November 1953

Last Amended: 31 May 2000

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1383017

English Heritage Legacy ID: 483435

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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Listing Text


WELLS

ST5445 MARKET PLACE
662-1/7/154 (North side)
12/11/53 No.15
(Formerly Listed as:
MARKET PLACE
(North side)
Nos.3-25 (Odd))

GV II*

House with shop, now shop with flat over. c1453, built as part
of the "New Works" by Bishop Bekynton, modified in C19. Ashlar
stonework, colourwashed, Welsh slate roof behind parapet,
brick chimney stack.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, single wide bay. Ground floor has
projecting shop front of late C19, with fielded panel stall
risers, plain display windows to either side of deep recessed
central glazed door, on right a quarter-round window returning
to what may be a former doorway, now a matching window, slim
fascia with moulded cornice and lead flat roof. Upper floors
have a wide shallow canted bay window with lead flat roof
below parapet line, incorporating sash windows of 15+25+15
panes to first floor and 9+15+9 panes to second floor, with
dentilled mould at each level. The medieval string course is
pierced by second-floor window, and to left is a narrow
buttress without offsets. Stack to left on raised coped verge.
INTERIOR: only partly inspected. Ground floor shop has
4-compartment ceiling with moulded beams, and a flat 4-centred
arch through the rear wall. C20 stair to first floor, and
stone newel reported for upper floor.
Part of an outstanding late medieval planned urban group.
(Buildings of England: Pevsner N: North Somerset and Bristol:
London: 1958-: 328).

Listing NGR: ST5502445800

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