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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1383017
English Heritage Legacy ID: 483435
Location: Wells, Mendip, Somerset, BA5
Civil Parish: Wells
Built-Up Area: Wells
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
ST5445 MARKET PLACE
662-1/7/154 (North side)
(Formerly Listed as:
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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