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25, Sadler Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Wells, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.2102 / 51°12'36"N

Longitude: -2.6467 / 2°38'48"W

OS Eastings: 354920

OS Northings: 145863

OS Grid: ST549458

Mapcode National: GBR MN.437T

Mapcode Global: VH89S.2VN4

Plus Code: 9C3V6963+38

Entry Name: 25, Sadler Street

Listing Date: 12 November 1953

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1383096

English Heritage Legacy ID: 483514

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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662-1/7/233 (West side)
12/11/53 No.25


Row house with shop, now offices. C16 or earlier with C18
facade; roof rebuilt c1970. Rendered on timber-framing, rubble
party walls and stack, concrete tiling with hip on NE corner.
PLAN: double depth, with central chimney breast.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, 3 bays. To ground floor a splendid
shop-front of late C18, with slim reeded pilasters, double
fascia and thin lead-capped cornice framing bowed 12-pane
windows with very slender glazing bars and some old glass,
with central C20 door. Upper floors have 12-pane sash windows
with timber architraves, those to bays 2 and 3 of first floor
having thick glazing bars. Access to the rear is by a through
passage under the adjoining No.23 (qv); the wall to 25
includes a wide plank door to the cellar, and a second door
near the rear.
The rear wall is timber-framed and rendered and gabled, and
remains of the original rubble stone stack can be seen in the
valley between two slopes; the stack raised in late C19
brickwork. Adjacent to the through passage is a small lean-to
projection with one square light, and there is a 1-bay
extension with an early C18 twelve-pane sash in face box,
possibly in timber-framing. Projecting sign to right hand side
at first floor level.
INTERIOR: partly inspected, but upper floors not accessible.
Ground floor front has fine stone fireplace with stopped
moulded surround to a square opening; this room also has a
chamfered lateral beam. A rear winder staircase is reputed to
retain some splat balusters in the upper flights, and some
early framing may remain in the much restructured roof.
The basement, with access by a flight of stone steps, is
entered through a low pointed and chamfered stone arch to a
stone flagged floor, and has an elliptical stone barrel vault
with its axis parallel to the street.

Listing NGR: ST5492045863

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