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St Cuthbert's Vicarage with Front Boundary Wall

A Grade II Listed Building in Wells, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.2079 / 51°12'28"N

Longitude: -2.6496 / 2°38'58"W

OS Eastings: 354713

OS Northings: 145610

OS Grid: ST547456

Mapcode National: GBR MN.42J9

Mapcode Global: VH89S.1W2X

Plus Code: 9C3V6952+54

Entry Name: St Cuthbert's Vicarage with Front Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 12 November 1953

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1383110

English Heritage Legacy ID: 483528

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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662-1/7/250 (South side)
12/11/53 No.1
St Cuthbert's Vicarage with front
boundary wall


Vicarage. Early to mid C18, some C17 interior detailing, later
additions. Rendered and colourwashed, Welsh slate roofs
between coped gables, ashlar and concrete block chimney
PLAN: compact double-depth plan with central hall, staircase
centre, left. Double roof plan.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with attic; symmetrical 5 bays, of which
central bay is wider and projects slightly, with lead flat
roof. Sash windows with thick glazing bars, 12 panes, set in
plain openings, the first-floor window to centre having a
segmental arched head.
Entrance in centre, 6-panel door with timber hood on heavy
brackets, flanked by slim 8-pane sash windows. Lean-to garage
against front west gable.
INTERIOR: the square entrance hall has an unusual 'cornice',
with lion-faced modillions, but no cornice mould. The rear
room, right, has 3 windows of the later C18 or early C19, the
centre one dropped to form a door, a C20 fireplace, and rich
panelled doors. The corresponding room to the left has mid C18
paired sashes with shutters, a bolection mould fireplace, and
painted C17 panelling, probably from elsewhere. The dog-leg
staircase is painted, with turned-on-square balusters and
fretted ends to the open string. A wide hallway with arched
doorways runs through to the rear.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached to north-west corner, with a
boarded gate against the house, is a tall random stonework
wall with step down towards front, returning along front
boundary at about 1.5m high, with concave upsweeps each end,
and gap for gate opposite door, then a return towards the
house on the east side with height stepping up to about 3m,
and then a small sweep down, the whole adding to the setting
of the house and streetscape generally.

Listing NGR: ST5471345610

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