ST CUTHBERT'S LODGE AND ATTACHED WALLS AND GATE PIERS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1382940
Date first listed:
12-Nov-1953
Statutory Address:
ST CUTHBERT'S LODGE AND ATTACHED WALLS AND GATE PIERS, 40, CHAMBERLAIN STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
ST CUTHBERT'S LODGE AND ATTACHED WALLS AND GATE PIERS, 40, CHAMBERLAIN 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 54672 45787

Details

WELLS

ST5445 CHAMBERLAIN STREET 662-1/7/70 (North side) 12/11/53 No.40 St Cuthbert's Lodge and attached walls and gate piers

GV II*

Detached house, formerly in use as government offices, now in several occupations. Early C18. Rendered and colourwashed, with Doulting stone dressings, Welsh slate roof between coped gables, ashlar chimney stacks. PLAN: U-plan, with open courtyard between gabled wings to rear, and 2 small service wings to the left; the original plan a large central staircase hall with principal salon to rear, and double-depth wings each side. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with attics and part basement, 8 bays with glazing-bar sashes; 4 small 9-pane flat-roofed dormers with slate cheeks, above 12-pane sashes in bolection-mould stone architraves, those to ground floor having flat moulded frieze and cornice lined with band course. Central entrance with C20 door, up 3 steps, with rectangular radially glazed fanlight, all in a recess framed by a bolection mould architrave, with open pediment on simplified console brackets. The rear has large Palladian windows to the ground floor, and the projecting wings have modelled Dutch gables. At the left hand end are two lower gabled wings with a very narrow courtyard between, with one stone-mullioned casement and various early C18 sashes. Plinth with double offset, dying right to the pavement, bold alternating quoins, plain mid band, moulded cornice with modillions, to secret gutter. Stacks to gable ends and at ridge to left of doorway. INTERIOR: partly inspected, has large rectangular hall to right of door, with L-plan staircase to quarter landing, with alternating plain and twisted balusters to a swept handrail, and with scrolled ends to the stair treads, a heavy fireplace surround in white marble, and palmette frieze. To the rear is a delicate triple-arched screen on fluted pilasters, with a transverse passage having plaster groin vaults in 3 bays, giving to the main panelled doors. The salon to the rear has a marble late C18 Adamesque fire surround with yellow marble inserts and guttae; opposite this is a recess with Corinthian fluted pilasters to an elliptical arch, and a plain moulded cornice. Some rooms have remains of enriched modillion cornices, and the ground-floor windows generally retain panelled shutters. There is a cellar in part, with brick vaulting under the rear courtyard, and with brick wine bins. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: pair of C18 stone gate piers with vermiculated rustication, moulded cornices and large ball finials.



Listing NGR: ST5467245787

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
483343
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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Reference: IOE01/12995/02
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