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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: 1383019



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: 483437

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ST5445 MARKET PLACE 662-1/7/157 (North side) 12/11/53 No.17 (Formerly Listed as: MARKET PLACE (North side) Nos.3-25 (Odd))


House with shop. c1453, built as part of the "New Works" by Bishop Bekynton, modified late C18/early and late C19. Rendered with ashlar lining, all colourwashed, Welsh slate roof behind parapet, brick chimney stack. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys with attic, single wide bay. Ground floor projects slightly, with late C19 shop front having stone stallrisers, windows with ornamental column jambs and rounded top corners, panelled side pilasters with 2 console brackets to fascia cornice on left only, central glazed door in very deep opening. Upper floors appear to have lost the bay windows, instead there is a composite sash window of 4+12+4 panes to first floor and to second floor a 12-pane sash window in plain opening, cutting through the original medieval string course. Small hipped roof dormer behind parapet on right, stack to right on raised coped verge. INTERIOR: ground floor has 4-compartment ceiling with moulded beams; the rear wall completely breached, and work beyond mostly of C19. The first floor has a 2-compartment ceiling with some original timbers in the front half, and a segmental arched recess in the E party wall; in the rear wall is a 15-pane sash in a splayed opening. Upper stair is C20, with a 12-pane sash and a later casement to the stairwell, through a 4-centred arched doorway to second floor, with ceiled front room, and 9-pane sash in the rear wall. Part of an outstanding late medieval planned urban group. (Buildings of England: Pevsner N: North Somerset and Bristol: London: 1958-: 328).

Listing NGR: ST5502745806

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: ST 55031 45801


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