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Burwood House and Attached Outbuilding

A Grade II Listed Building in Wells, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.209 / 51°12'32"N

Longitude: -2.648 / 2°38'52"W

OS Eastings: 354826

OS Northings: 145732

OS Grid: ST548457

Mapcode National: GBR MN.42Y2

Mapcode Global: VH89S.1WY1

Entry Name: Burwood House and Attached Outbuilding

Listing Date: 12 November 1953

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1383191

English Heritage Legacy ID: 483609

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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Listing Text


WELLS

ST5445 UNION STREET
662-1/7/326 (West side)
12/11/53 No.15
Burwood House and attached
outbuilding

GV II

Former house, now offices. Late C16 and C17; C18 or C19 wing
and outbuilding. A fireback is inscribed 'PPM 1680'. Local
stone rubble roughly coursed, ashlar dressings, clay pantiled
roof between coped gables, brick chimney stacks.
PLAN: a cross-passage front range, with shallow wing to the
rear left; attached right is a long gabled wing, and attached,
left, by an enclosing boundary wall, a 2-storey outbuilding,
possibly a former coach-house, these around a courtyard.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with attics, 3 bays, the outer bays with
gabled attics. Bays 1 and 3 have 2-storey shallow canted bays
with ovolo-mould mullioned casements of 1+3+1 lights, with
hood moulds to each level and hipped Welsh slate roofs, centre
bay has a 16-pane sash window with exposed boxes set under a
square label, and below is a wide 6-panel door, with plain
casing and a timber pediment hood on brackets. Attic windows
in gables are 2-light ovolo-mould mullioned, with traces of
labels. South gable rendered, with two C20 windows, one to
first floor and one to attic.
The long N wall to the wing is in rubble, with pantile roof,
and has a central ridge stack. At the right end is an
elliptical arch over a plank door, and the name 'Burwood
House' painted on the arch. There are two 2-light casements to
the first floor. The return gable has a central plank door.
INTERIOR: part of the ground floor only inspected. The
cross-passage is stone flagged; to the right is a large room
with fireplace backing on the passage with large 4-centred
stone surround, with moulded surround and incised spandrels,
all of which has been hacked for plastering; above the
herring-bone fireback is an inset initialled plaque. The large
central beam is also hacked, and in the rear, left corner are
remains of a winder stair with solid string, splat balusters
and square incised newels with ball finials.
In the rear wall are remains of a doorway with 4-centred head.
The left-hand room has a central beam with ovolo-mould; there
are remains of 2 doorways with panelled linings; one of these
has a blocked 'squint' 6-pane light.
The property, now somewhat isolated by later developments, was
clearly a house of some importance when built, with its own
service yard.
(SANHS Annual: Taunton: 1988-: 264; Hale B: Vernacular
Architecture Group Report: 1988-).

Listing NGR: ST5482645732

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