15, MARKET PLACE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1383017
Date first listed:
12-Nov-1953
Date of most recent amendment:
31-May-2000
Statutory Address:
15, MARKET PLACE

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Location

Statutory Address:
15, 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 55025 45798

Details

WELLS

ST5445 MARKET PLACE 662-1/7/154 (North side) 12/11/53 No.15 (Formerly Listed as: MARKET PLACE (North side) Nos.3-25 (Odd))

GV II*

House with shop, now shop with flat over. c1453, built as part of the "New Works" by Bishop Bekynton, modified in C19. Ashlar stonework, colourwashed, Welsh slate roof behind parapet, brick chimney stack. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, single wide bay. Ground floor has projecting shop front of late C19, with fielded panel stall risers, plain display windows to either side of deep recessed central glazed door, on right a quarter-round window returning to what may be a former doorway, now a matching window, slim fascia with moulded cornice and lead flat roof. Upper floors have a wide shallow canted bay window with lead flat roof below parapet line, incorporating sash windows of 15+25+15 panes to first floor and 9+15+9 panes to second floor, with dentilled mould at each level. The medieval string course is pierced by second-floor window, and to left is a narrow buttress without offsets. Stack to left on raised coped verge. INTERIOR: only partly inspected. Ground floor shop has 4-compartment ceiling with moulded beams, and a flat 4-centred arch through the rear wall. C20 stair to first floor, and stone newel reported for upper floor. Part of an outstanding late medieval planned urban group. (Buildings of England: Pevsner N: North Somerset and Bristol: London: 1958-: 328).





Listing NGR: ST5502445800

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
483435
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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