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Latitude: 51.2119 / 51°12'42"N
Longitude: -2.6409 / 2°38'27"W
OS Eastings: 355325
OS Northings: 146045
OS Grid: ST553460
Mapcode National: GBR MN.3YJ9
Mapcode Global: VH89S.5SPV
Plus Code: 9C3V6965+PJ
Entry Name: 9, St Thomas Street
Listing Date: 12 November 1953
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1383130
English Heritage Legacy ID: 483548
Location: Wells, Mendip, Somerset, BA5
Civil Parish: Wells
Built-Up Area: Wells
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
Tagged with: Building
ST5446 ST THOMAS STREET
662-1/6/271 (North side)
House. Late C16, with later alterations. Local stone rubble,
Doulting stone dressings to doorway, clay pantiled roof
between coped gables, brick end chimney stacks.
PLAN: 2-unit central entry plan.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and attic. 2 wide bays. Below, two almost
square bay windows, of 4+24+4 pane units, under continuous
lean-to roof covered with Welsh slates, between these a
4-centred chamfered arch with boarded door on strap hinges,
possibly of C16 date. First floor has two 3-light casement
windows each having 15 panes to each light.
INTERIOR: ground floor left has wide stone fireplace with
chamfered surround and deep lintel carrying a carved
inscription, in italic, a Rupert Brooke quotation, C18 dado
panelling, central boxed beam; the room to right,
incorporating the former cross-passage, has a shell cupboard,
C17 door, and 2-panel C18 door to corner stair which is a
timber winder, with, at the quarter turn, a cupboard with
fielded panels, in a former window recess.
The first floor has chamfered beams, and the room to the right
has a reputed 'priests' hole' to the right of the former
fireplace, possibly the site of a former staircase. A tight
wooden spiral stair rises to the attic, which has one very
thin C17 moulded plank door on strap hinges.
The roof has heavy worn principals and one purlin; at the W
end are 4 bays, with chamfered purlins below a later roof
Like many of the properties in this street, the house is a
palimpsest of various builds.
Listing NGR: ST5532546045
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