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Northam House with Boundary Wall

A Grade II Listed Building in Wells, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.2117 / 51°12'42"N

Longitude: -2.6467 / 2°38'48"W

OS Eastings: 354922

OS Northings: 146035

OS Grid: ST549460

Mapcode National: GBR MN.3WTD

Mapcode Global: VH89S.2SNY

Plus Code: 9C3V6963+M8

Entry Name: Northam House with Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 12 November 1953

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1383046

English Heritage Legacy ID: 483464

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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662-1/6/182 (West side)
12/11/53 No.15
Northam House, with boundary wall


Detached house on corner site, partly occupied by dental
surgery. Possibly late C17, C18 refronting, modified. Rendered
over rubble with false ashlar lining, stone dressings painted,
Welsh slate roof between coped gables, brick end chimney
PLAN: a symmetrical front range has two long wings enclosing a
very narrow courtyard, later mostly filled; these wings have
steep roofs, and that to the left (S) has a large ridge stack
near its outer end.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with attics, 5 bays. Plinth, end
pilasters, cornice, plain parapet. Plain sash window with
exposed boxes in simple openings to centre bay a C20 door, up
one step, set in a semicircular arched opening with leaded
coloured glass fanlight, framed with Doric pilasters carrying
triglyph frieze and pediment. 2 roof dormers with segmental
roofs, having 12-pane sash windows.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: extending from SE corner southwards, a
local random rubble stone wall, starting at first-floor sill
level, with sweep down to about 2.5m high, with plain coping,
boarded gate in south end, the wall being an important element
in the street scene at this point. The site was developed by
C15-a house burnt down between 1402 and 1409, and not rebuilt
until c1515.
(Town and Country Planning Working Papers: Scrase AJ: Wells: A
Study of Town Origins: Bristol: 1982-: 67).

Listing NGR: ST5492246035

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