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The Old Vicarage and East Vicarage

A Grade II Listed Building in Wells, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.2128 / 51°12'46"N

Longitude: -2.6363 / 2°38'10"W

OS Eastings: 355650

OS Northings: 146146

OS Grid: ST556461

Mapcode National: GBR MN.3ZWL

Mapcode Global: VH89S.8S44

Plus Code: 9C3V6977+4F

Entry Name: The Old Vicarage and East Vicarage

Listing Date: 31 August 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1383157

English Heritage Legacy ID: 483575

Location: Wells, Mendip, Somerset, BA5

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

Civil Parish: Wells

Built-Up Area: Wells

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Tagged with: Clergy house

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662-1/4/297 (South side)
31/08/88 The Old Vicarage and East Vicarage


Former vicarage to Church of St Thomas (qv) now divided into 2
dwellings. c1860 by SS Teulon for the Revd George Blissett.
Local grey and red stone with Bath stone dressings in
polychromatic design, Welsh slate roof, stone chimney stacks.
STYLE: Gothic Revival.
PLAN: L-shaped plan, with The Old Vicarage forming the main
west block, and East Vicarage representing the former
servants' wing.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with attics to part, some single storey.
South garden elevation of 3+3 bays, with single storey unit to
east of 1+2 canted forward bays. Chamfered plinth, ashlar
quoins, offset buttresses. Mostly sash windows in quoined
ashlar surrounds having shouldered heads, the single-storey
range having chamfer mullioned windows to two left-hand bays.
the main range has narrow central bay, with steps up to French
door with fanlight, protected by open, gabled ironwork porch,
offset stack rising from eaves to right, to left an angled bay
window with pyramidal roof and finial and to right a
projecting gabled bay with paired sash windows and gable
oculus, ashlar stack to right gable.
East Vicarage south elevation has 3-light windows below and
2-light windows to first floor, bays 1 and 2, bay 3 rises
under gable with large ground-floor window, paired sashes
above and sash window to attic, ridge stack between bays 2 and
3, and large truncated stack at right end.
Single-storey wing to right has inserted French doors, then a
single-light window with paired sash windows above and smaller
sash to attic. Bay 2 has a 4-light chamfered mullioned and
transomd window with paired sashes above. Bay 3 has a tall
2-light mullioned and transomd window to first floor, with
similar window on curve and another on ground floor to left of
return. Bay 4 has a pointed-arched recess with shield and
hoodmould to first floor, with paired lancets to the gable.
Cross ridge stack to right of bay 1.
North elevation of 8 irregular bays, generally in character of
remainder of building, in the single-storey wing bay 1 has a
boarded door with decorative iron hinges, bay 2 has a
single-storey leanto, and bay 3 is projecting, gabled with an
attic window. Bay 5 has a gable breaking the eaves, and attic
INTERIOR: has, in main block, panelled doors in architraves
with slender attached columns and panelled soffites, shutters,
trefoil-cut ceiling friezes, good stone fireplace with
decorative tile surround in entrance hall, dog-leg staircase
with moulded splat balusters and matching 2-bay arcaded screen
at base of stair with quatrefoil frieze. Servants' wing has
panelled doors, red and black quarry tile floors, fireplaces,
dog-leg staircase with stick balusters.
The Revd George Blissett for whom the vicarage was built was,
with SS Teulon, his architect, also responsible for the Church
of St Thomas (qv) and St Thomas Terrace (qv).

Listing NGR: ST5565046146

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