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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: 1383011



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: 13-Sep-1972

Date of most recent amendment: 31-May-2000

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 483429

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ST5445 MARKET PLACE 662-1/7/148 (North side) 13/09/72 No.9 Barclays Bank (Formerly Listed as: MARKET PLACE (North side) Nos.3-25 (Odd))


Includes: No.4A CATHEDRAL GREEN. House with shop, now bank. c1453, built as part of the "New Works" by Bishop Bekynton, modified early C19 and C20. The property extends through as No.4A, Cathedral Green. Rendered with false ashlar lining, and colourwashed; Welsh slate roof behind parapet, brick chimney stack. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys with attic, single wide bay. Ground floor has projecting mid C20 shop front in 3 bays, with slate plinth, ashlar sides, the units divided by fluted posts, to left and centre bays are 12-pane sash windows, and in right bay a pair of 3-flush-panel doors with 3-pane fanlight, set under a deep fascia and felted flat roof. Upper floors have been modified, to first floor a wide bow window with three 12-pane sash windows divided by pilasters, with triglyph frieze and lead flat roof, second floor has a 9-pane sash window in plain opening. The parapet steps up from No.7 (qv), and is recessed in the centre. Traces of the original medieval string course under rendering. Behind parapet, on left hand side, is a small flat-roofed dormer; stack to right, on raised coped verge. Projecting sign on the left, at ground floor level. Elevation to Cathedral Green (No.4A) rebuilt mid C20 with rendered wall, pantiled roof, 12-pane sashes and panelled doors. INTERIOR: ground floor front has C20 ceiling, and 4-centred arch through the mediaeval wall. C20 staircase. First floor front has one bay of early ceiling, second floor has exposed roof, with arch-braced collar trusses, chamfered wind-braces and 2 purlins; the central truss has an added iron tie. The rear section of the roof virtually rebuilt, with some elements of trusses preserved. Part of an outstanding late medieval planned urban group. No.4A Cathedral Green was listed on 130972. (Buildings of England: Pevsner N: North Somerset and Bristol: London: 1958-: 328).

Listing NGR: ST5500545797

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: ST 55006 45796


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