7, MARKET PLACE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1383009
Date first listed:
13-Sep-1972
Date of most recent amendment:
31-May-2000
Statutory Address:
7, MARKET PLACE

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Location

Statutory Address:
7, MARKET PLACE

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 55001 45793

Details

WELLS

ST5445 MARKET PLACE 662-1/7/146 (North side) 13/09/72 No.7 (Formerly Listed as: MARKET PLACE (North side) Nos.3-25 (Odd))

GV II*

Includes: No.4B CATHEDRAL GREEN. House with shop, now offices. c1453, built as part of the "New Works" by Bishop Bekynton, modified in C19 and late C20. Rendered, with false ashlar lines scribed on, colourwashed, Welsh slate roof behind parapet with coped gable to west, brick chimney stack. PLAN: the property extends through as No.4b Cathedral Green at its N end; the main front range is flanked by a throughway to the right, the original staircase to its left, and return wing across the rear, enclosing a long narrow courtyard, partly filled by C20 work. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, single wide bay. Ground floor has projecting shop front of C19 style, with stone and rendered stallriser, 5-light display window with extra light to left apparently replacing a second doorway, flanked by slim panelled pilasters, 6-panel door under rectangular fanlight to right, very slim fascia with cornice mould and lead flat roof over. Upper floors have a wide shallow canted bay window to full height of parapet, incorporating sash windows with exposed boxes, of 8+16+8 panes to first floor and 4+8+4 panes to second floor, cornice mouldings over each window. On the left, a C15 buttress with two offsets, and also a lead rainwater stackhead and downpipe. Traces of the original medieval string course above second floor. Projecting sign towards right at ground floor level. The rear range is an C18 rebuilding, with C20 facade, rendered, with pantile roof. 3 storeys, 3 bays; all horned 12-pane sashes, and with door to the left. The lowest floor is well below that of Cathedral Green. INTERIOR: the ground floor has 2 main rooms, that to the front with a large chamfered transverse beam with run-out stops, and the rear with a 4-compartment ceiling with moulded beams, an early 3-panel door, and C19 fireplace in the N wall, with reeded pilasters and paterae. The through passage has a flagged floor, and the main room to the rear has C18 cupboard doors. The stone spiral stair is approached through a wide 4-centred stone arch, and has oak treads, in a half-cylindrical well; the top landing has a late C16 or early C17 balustrade. At first floor, above the passageway is an embedded chamfered beam on 3 corbels, to a run-out stop at its S end. At the second floor landing is a 2-light fixed wooden casement with stubs of former vertical bars, and a small recess and 2-panel fielded door. The 2-bay roof has 2 ranges of wide chamfered wind-braces, and 3 chamfered and stopped purlins; the truss to the W has its heavy arch-braced collar, but the braces and collar have been removed from a second truss, and the E wall has heavy timber-framing. In the rear wall to this main range is a stone doorway to a 4-centred arch, and an early 8-pane sash with slender lozenge glazing bars. Part of an outstanding late medieval planned urban group. No.4B Cathedral Green was listed on 130972 (Buildings of England: Pevsner N: North Somerset and Bristol: London: 1958-: 328).







Listing NGR: ST5499645798

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
483427
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: North Somerset and Bristol, (1958), 328

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: 24 May 2007
Reference: IOE01/16372/21
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