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Latitude: 51.2095 / 51°12'34"N
Longitude: -2.6446 / 2°38'40"W
OS Eastings: 355064
OS Northings: 145788
OS Grid: ST550457
Mapcode National: GBR MN.43SH
Mapcode Global: VH89S.3VQN
Plus Code: 9C3V6954+R4
Entry Name: The Bishop's Eye
Listing Date: 12 November 1953
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1383026
English Heritage Legacy ID: 483444
Location: Wells, Mendip, Somerset, BA5
Civil Parish: Wells
Built-Up Area: Wells
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
Tagged with: Architectural structure
ST5445 MARKET PLACE
662-1/7/163 (East side)
12/11/53 The Bishop's Eye
Gatehouse tower. c1451, built by Bishop Bekynton at a cost of
»133.6.8. Doulting stone ashlar, copper flat roof.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, single bay. West elevation to market
place flanked by two turrets, rectangular with corners
chamfered plinth, moulded string over doorway and below
parapet. 4-centred gateway arches, with pair timber gates on
west side possibly C18, the entrance grooved and vaulted,
above the elevation panelled into 5 bays, with statue niches
flanking 2-light flat headed traceried windows, between which
is a larger canopied statue niche at first-floor level, band
of armorial shields below first-floor windows, rear elevation
similar, featuring a carved episcopal rebus.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
This gateway noticeably grander than that to the Cathedral
Green. External stonework cleaned 1992/3.
(Buildings of England: Pevsner N: North Somerset and Bristol:
London: 1958-: 312; Colchester LS: Wells Cathedral: A History:
Shepton Mallet: 1982-: 237, 239).
Listing NGR: ST5506745788
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