CATHEDRAL GREEN HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1382892
Date first listed:
12-Nov-1953
Date of most recent amendment:
31-May-2000
Statutory Address:
CATHEDRAL GREEN HOUSE, 1A, CATHEDRAL STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
CATHEDRAL GREEN HOUSE, 1A, CATHEDRAL STREET

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 55035 45822

Details

WELLS

ST5445 CATHEDRAL GREEN 662-1/7/22 (South side) 12/11/53 No.1A Cathedral Green House (Formerly Listed as: MARKET PLACE (North side) Nos.3-25)

GV II*

House in row. C17 or earlier, remodelled in C18 and C20. Rendered and colourwashed, Welsh slate roof, brick chimney stacks. Rectangular plan, roofed parallel to street; stone newel stair to rear, and rear right wing making L-plan; wall thicknesses in rear wall to right suggest earlier provenance. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with attics, 2 wide bays; sashes with raised and moulded timber architraves. 3 C20 segmental-roofed dormers with 2-light small-pane casements behind parapet; at first floor are two 16-pane sashes, and ground floor has 20-pane. Central entrance through a C20 porch fashioned from C18 materials, attached Doric columns carrying part entablature with triglyphs and open pediment, framing a pair of 3-panel doors with semicircular cast-iron fanlight over having decorative radial glazing, (said to have come from Dublin: the columns said to have come from a convent), and with glazed cheeks. Stacks to left. Rear elevation has one 3-light ovolo-mullioned window, and the jambs of two reserve-chamfer windows below, as well as traces of other former windows. INTERIOR: has more columns, and a dado said to come from a Bristol bank, the north-east ground-floor room has a C18 ceiling cornice and panelling, and a bolection-mould fireplace with later cast-iron insert. The north-west room has early C18 dado panels, chamfered ceiling beams, and two semicircular wall niches, one flat headed and one semicircular arched, with shaped shelves. South-west room has crossbeam with chamfer, bead stop and runout, and in rear wall a 4-centre arched opening. Main staircase c1800 with alternating chamfer stick and barleysugar twist baluster. On first floor the north-west room has a 3-panel door, dado rail and heavily moulded plaster ceiling with central wreath and other decoration, all front windows have shutters. At rear of building is a stone newel staircase with a 6-panel door at foot, some C17 panelling (not in original location), and an early C17 balustrade at top with alternate turned and plank balusters, turned newels with knobs. (Although much of the work is original, some material has been imported by a previous owner who was an antiques dealer). SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: extending from the corners of the front elevation, with front boundary railings about 5m from house, are railings set on very low stone plinth, the rails having necked tops and the standards cast-iron urn finials, wrought-iron overthrow for lamp over gateway, opposite porch, the whole contributing to the setting of the house and the general streetscape. The property backs onto (and was formerly part of) Nos 21 and 23, Market Place (qv).





Listing NGR: ST5503545822

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
483278
Legacy System:
LBS

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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