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The Bishop's Barn

A Grade I Listed Building in Wells, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.2072 / 51°12'26"N

Longitude: -2.6442 / 2°38'39"W

OS Eastings: 355090

OS Northings: 145532

OS Grid: ST550455

Mapcode National: GBR MN.49WJ

Mapcode Global: VH89S.3XYF

Plus Code: 9C3V6944+V8

Entry Name: The Bishop's Barn

Listing Date: 12 November 1953

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1383158

English Heritage Legacy ID: 483576

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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662-1/7/238 (North side)
12/11/53 The Bishop's Barn


Barn, now assembly hall. C15. Local stone roughly squared,
with Doulting ashlar dressings, Westmorland slate roof between
coped gables, shaped stone ridge. Eaves corbelled course.
EXTERIOR: single storey, 13 bays, of which the central
threshing bay on each flank is wider, with projecting gabled
porches. Almost full-height buttresses with 2 offsets to
corners and between bays, added buttresses to centres of end
gable walls with 3 offsets. Thin slit windows with transoms,
one each bay, similar windows set high in gables, with a
central square window over each central buttress-on the east
side the square window has quatrefoil tracery, later door
inserted in south-east corner. The porches have elliptical
double-chamfer arches with label, and boarded doors, in north
gables a moulded recess with quatrefoil vent in upper half,
south gable has only a slim window over door. In bay 2 on
south side a small section of a window, with the jamb of a
former door or window above.
INTERIOR: roof has double-collar trusses with stop-chamfered
tie beams and one tier of curved windbraces in each bay two
tiers of tenoned and chamfered purlins..
(Hale B: Vernacular Architecture Group Report: 1986-).

Listing NGR: ST5509045532

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