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Walls Enclosing Churchyard of St Cuthbert

A Grade II Listed Building in Wells, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2081 / 51°12'29"N

Longitude: -2.6506 / 2°39'1"W

OS Eastings: 354650

OS Northings: 145633

OS Grid: ST546456

Mapcode National: GBR MN.429N

Mapcode Global: VH89S.0WMR

Entry Name: Walls Enclosing Churchyard of St Cuthbert

Listing Date: 31 May 2000

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1383113

English Heritage Legacy ID: 483531

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 CUTHBERT STREET
662-1/7/252 (North side)
Walls enclosing churchyard of St
Cuthbert

GV II

Churchyard boundary walling. Various dates, but most
apparently early C19. Random rubble local stone, with ashlar
copings and gate piers. On north side, against the The Old
Almshouse, Chamberlain Street (qv), average 1m high, with
pitched coping, gate in north-east corner having square ashlar
gate piers with plinths, moulded shallow bell-hip tops, and
cast-iron gateposts and gates with spear rails and curved
braces.
East wall has flatter rounded coping, averaging 1m high,
curving inwards towards south-east corner, with opening on
corner with plain rectangular piers to same height as wall.
Return along south side to match, with gateway opposite south
porch and piers matching north-east corner but taller, with a
pair of cast-iron gates having ornamental cross finials and
other decorations.
The west wall forms the boundary with sundry adjoining
properties, and breaks westward about mid length-at this point
a stone lean-to building of C19 date, possibly a former
mortuary chapel, this wall averages 2.5m height.
Further north wall, about 2.5m height, with gateway in centre,
along boundary with Chamberlain Street back to the Almshouses.

Listing NGR: ST5465145633

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

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