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Goat Cottage (Number 8A)

A Grade II Listed Building in Wells, Somerset

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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

Plus Code: 9C3V6965+JJ

Entry Name: Goat Cottage (Number 8A)

Listing Date: 12 November 1953

Last Amended: 31 May 2000

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1383129

English Heritage Legacy ID: 483547

Location: Wells, Mendip, Somerset, BA5

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

Town: Mendip

Civil Parish: Wells

Built-Up Area: Wells

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Tagged with: Cottage

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662-1/6/270 (South side)
12/11/53 Nos.8 AND 8A
Goat Cottage (No.8A)
(Formerly Listed as:


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
property (No.8).
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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