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Latitude: 51.2093 / 51°12'33"N
Longitude: -2.645 / 2°38'41"W
OS Eastings: 355042
OS Northings: 145759
OS Grid: ST550457
Mapcode National: GBR MN.43QD
Mapcode Global: VH89S.3VKV
Plus Code: 9C3V6954+P2
Entry Name: Triple Lamp Standard Approximately 35 Metres to North of Town Hall
Listing Date: 31 May 2000
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1383030
English Heritage Legacy ID: 483448
Location: Wells, Mendip, Somerset, BA5
Civil Parish: Wells
Built-Up Area: Wells
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
Tagged with: Streetlight
ST5545 MARKET PLACE
662-1/7/349 (North side)
Triple lamp standard approx 35
metres to north of Town Hall
Lamp standard with triple head. c1860, signed Felix Thomas,
Weston-super-Mare. Cast-iron on stone base.
A square plinth with moulded base stands on a stone paved base
approx 1.5m square, and translates to a circular moulded base
rising to a slender tapered shaft with moulded "cotton-reel"
capital from which spring 3 overthrow arms to banded
cylindrical pendant lamps with flared hood, and hemispherical
glass lamp protectors. The overthrows are supported on and
surmounted by thin wrought-iron scrolls, rising as a crowning
The standard was probably originally gas lit but has been
changed to electricity. In photographs of 1905 and 1942 it
seems to have been white painted.
It is similar to, but not identical with, a standard on
Cathedral Green, (qv).
A fine example of C19 street furniture.
(Howell: Wells in Old Photographs: Plates 56, 77: Gloucester:
Listing NGR: ST5504245759
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