THE WELL HOUSE ABOUT 35 METRES NORTH OF THE BISHOP'S PALACE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1382877
Date first listed:
12-Nov-1953
Date of most recent amendment:
31-May-2000
Statutory Address:
THE WELL HOUSE ABOUT 35 METRES NORTH OF THE BISHOP'S PALACE, BISHOP'S PALACE

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE WELL HOUSE ABOUT 35 METRES NORTH OF THE BISHOP'S PALACE, BISHOP'S PALACE

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Somerset
District:
Mendip (District Authority)
Parish:
Wells
National Grid Reference:
ST 55227 45824

Details

WELLS

ST5445 BISHOP'S PALACE 662-1/7/8 The Well House, about 35 metres 12/11/53 north of the Bishop's Palace (Formerly Listed as: BISHOP'S PALACE (including....Well-house in grounds))

GV I

Well house. 1451, for Bishop Bekynton. Doulting ashlar stone, pyramidal Welsh slate roof with large stone crowning features (possibly former outlet for chimney). Square on plan. EXTERIOR: single-storey, single bay. Plinth, angled corner buttresses, eaves moulding. One small 2-light transomd window to east, south and west faces, having 2-centre arched lights cinquefoil cusped, with incised spandrels, deep square labels with plain stops. North face has a moulded 4-centre arched doorway with label, plain boarded door. INTERIOR: a plain plastered shallow domical vault ceiling, stone flag floor with large square hole in centre, over well. Small plain fireplace in north-west corner. The well-house provided originally by Bekynton as a conduit for the citizens, in the Market Place, later moved to its present location N of the Palace. The supply of water from the wells to the town has been an important privilege since the early middle ages. (Colchester LS: Wells Cathedral: a History: Shepton Mallet: 1982-: 238).





Listing NGR: ST5522745824

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
483263
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Colchester, LS , Wells Cathedral: A History, (1982), 238

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 01 Aug 2007
Reference: IOE01/16712/01
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John H. Sparkes. Source Historic England Archive
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