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Black Dog

A Grade II Listed Building in Wells, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.2106 / 51°12'38"N

Longitude: -2.6407 / 2°38'26"W

OS Eastings: 355338

OS Northings: 145906

OS Grid: ST553459

Mapcode National: GBR MN.3YMB

Mapcode Global: VH89S.5TTT

Plus Code: 9C3V6965+6P

Entry Name: Black Dog

Listing Date: 31 May 2000

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1383183

English Heritage Legacy ID: 483601

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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662-1/5/319 (East side)
Black Dog


House in row. Late C16 origins with C19 facade. Local stone
rubble, roughly coursed clay pantiled roof with coped gable to
south, abutment to north, brick chimney stack. Originally a
3-unit cross-passage plan with stack backing onto passage and
services integrated into adjoining property; small wing to
rear left.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, 4 bays, varied fenestration. Lower bay 2
has a 16-pane sash window under a timber lintel, the remaining
windows mostly plain casements with single horizontal glazing
bar, of 3 lights to upper bay 2 and both levels bay 4, and
2-light upper bay 1, the windows to bay 3 both cross-glazed
casements. To lower bay 1 a chamfered 4-centre archway with
shaped C19 six-panel door, footscraper to right.
INTERIOR: single depth, 2 rooms, with some later subdivision.
The ground floor has some stone flagged flooring, and large
chamfered and stopped beams, and at first floor are 3 collar
trusses with chamfered and tenoned in-line purlins and pegged
through principals. One upper room has a small stone fireplace
with ovolo-mould surround, and 6-panel early door. Staircase
is a transverse C20 flight.
The property was once owned by the Dean and Chapter, and
records are said to date from 1558. The name presupposes a
former inn.
(Hale B: Vernacular Architecture Group Report: 1986-).

Listing NGR: ST5534045908

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