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Boundary Walls to Tower House

A Grade II Listed Building in Wells, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2111 / 51°12'39"N

Longitude: -2.6427 / 2°38'33"W

OS Eastings: 355200

OS Northings: 145962

OS Grid: ST552459

Mapcode National: GBR MN.3Y13

Mapcode Global: VH89S.4TRF

Entry Name: Boundary Walls to Tower House

Listing Date: 31 May 2000

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1383104

English Heritage Legacy ID: 483522

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 ST ANDREW STREET
662-1/7/244 (North side)
Boundary walls to No.2 (Tower House)

GV II

Boundary wall to St Andrew, The Liberty and across the N edge
of the site. Probably on site of boundary of late C14,
possibly incorporating some of that wall. Random stone rubble.
From the left, adjoining Vicars' Close (qv) approx 2.75m high,
without coping, extending approx 10m, and containing a plank
gate with concrete lintel. Then pair of square ashlar
gate-piers approx 400mm square on plinths and to square
capping mould and pyramidal top with late C20 gates approx 3m
wide.
To right the wall approx 2m high, with rounded rendered
capping, swept up over a plank gate under segmental brick
arch, with weathered stone coping, continued right and
returning in a quadrant curve to The Liberty approx 2.75 to 3m
high, again swept up approx 1m and with stone coping opposite
the N end of the house,
Near the right-hand end a further plank door under segmental
brick head. At the right-hand end stops to a square pier
similar to those to the S. The wall continues behind the pier
across the N end of the garden, stopping to the walls at the
rear of Vicars' Close.
Most of the boundary was well established on this corner in
late medieval times. Important in the setting of Tower House
(qv) and in the streetscape at a very important point in the
city.

Listing NGR: ST5519845962

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

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