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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1382953



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

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Wells

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 12-Nov-1953

Date of most recent amendment: 31-May-2000

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 483356

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ST5445 HIGH STREET 662-1/7/84 (North side) 12/11/53 No.8 (Formerly Listed as: HIGH STREET (North side) Nos.6 AND 8 King Charles Bar)


Former house, now offices. C15, with mid C20 facade. Rubble, but brick facade, colourwashed, clay tiled gabled roof with ridge at right angles to road. A narrow frontage first-floor hall plan, with stair to the left, rear. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and basement, 2 bays. Shop front across whole of ground floor, with central pair of doors in recess, under medium depth fascia, the whole appears c1900 and earlier than work above. To first floor a 3-light transomd casement window, and to second floor two 2-light casements, all with rectangular leaded lights and set under brick soldier arches, brick dentilled cornice and stepped parapet. Projecting hanging sign to right of first-floor window. Facade continuous in detail with No.6 (qv). INTERIOR: ground and first floors modified, with no early features visible; early C19 winder stairs. Second floor has exposed C15 roof frame of 3 bays, with upper crucks to saddles, carried on arch-braced collars, the braces moulded and to central 'stop', one range of curved windbraces and square purlin. In the front bay are remains of a stone fireplace with octagonal chamfered jambs. Roof frame indicates that C20 facade extended building streetwards by about half a metre. The bland C20 facade conceals a structure of considerable historic interest.

Listing NGR: ST5494845753

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National Grid Reference: ST 54948 45753


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