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Latitude: 51.2116 / 51°12'41"N
Longitude: -2.641 / 2°38'27"W
OS Eastings: 355321
OS Northings: 146016
OS Grid: ST553460
Mapcode National: GBR MN.3YJD
Mapcode Global: VH89S.5TN2
Entry Name: Goat Cottage (Number 8a)
Listing Date: 12 November 1953
Last Amended: 31 May 2000
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1383129
English Heritage Legacy ID: 483547
Location: Wells, Mendip, Somerset, BA5
Civil Parish: Wells
Built-Up Area: Wells
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
ST5446 ST THOMAS STREET
662-1/6/270 (South side)
12/11/53 Nos.8 AND 8A
Goat Cottage (No.8A)
(Formerly Listed as:
ST THOMAS STREET
Pair of houses at end of row. Possibly C15 origins, but
largely a C19 adaptation. Rendered with false ashlar jointing,
colourwashed, double Roman clay tiled roof behind plain
parapet, between coped gables, end brick chimney stacks, that
to No.8A on stone base.
PLAN: an L-plan, single-depth layout; the rear wing a separate
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, 4 bays. Casement windows of 3 lights with
single horizontal glazing bars, in plain openings with lias
stone cills, half-glazed doors in plain openings to bays 2 and
3. Late C20 doors and windows in west gable.
INTERIOR: to the ground floor are 3 wide chamfered beams (two
with run-out stops), a good 4-panel fielded door, and remains
of stone paving. The wing includes an early plank and muntin
door on strap hinges. The landing has two 4-panel and one
6-panel doors, and there is a C19 roof structure in 2 bays
with large principals and butt purlins.
HISTORICAL NOTE: this house was the Goat Inn from 1790 to
1938, and previously formed part of the manor house of the
sub-precentor of Wells Cathedral.
(Hale B: Vernacular Architecture Group Report: 1987-).
Listing NGR: ST5532146016
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