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Triple Lamp Standard Approximately 35 Metres to North of Town Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Wells, Somerset

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Coordinates

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

Entry Name: Triple Lamp Standard Approximately 35 Metres to North of Town Hall

Listing Date: 31 May 2000

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1383030

English Heritage Legacy ID: 483448

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

ST5545 MARKET PLACE
662-1/7/349 (North side)
Triple lamp standard approx 35
metres to north of Town Hall

GV II

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
pinnacle.
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:
1989-).

Listing NGR: ST5504245759

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