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Portway House

A Grade II Listed Building in Wells, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2083 / 51°12'29"N

Longitude: -2.6527 / 2°39'9"W

OS Eastings: 354498

OS Northings: 145657

OS Grid: ST544456

Mapcode National: GBR MN.41RV

Mapcode Global: VH89R.YWZL

Entry Name: Portway House

Listing Date: 12 November 1953

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1383056

English Heritage Legacy ID: 483474

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

ST5445 PORTWAY
662-1/5/192 (West side)
12/11/53 No.7
Portway House

GV II

House in row, set back from adjacent properties and slightly
set down from street level. Early C19 with late C19 extension
and alteration to front. Rendered and colourwashed, double
Roman clay tiled roof with abutment to south, plain gable to
north, with ornamental clay tile ridge, brick chimney stacks.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with attics, 1+3 bays, of which bay 1
projects slightly. Plain sash windows in plain surrounds,
paired at both levels bays 2 and 4. Entrance in bay 3, with
6-panel door having plain architrave and pediment hood on
console brackets. Flat-roofed dormers with 4-pane casements
over bays 2, 3 and 4. A ridge stack between bays 1 and 2
suggests that this bay was a later addition to the original
symmetrical front; there is a further stack to the right
gable.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
The house probably built in isolation just outside the limits
of the town, later enclosed by Victorian development.

Listing NGR: ST5449845657

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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