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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: 1383020



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: 483438

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ST5445 MARKET PLACE 662-1/7/158 (North side) 12/11/53 No.19 (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 C19 and C20. Ashlar stonework, colourwashed, Welsh slate roof behind parapet, brick chimney stack. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, single wide bay. Ground floor has slightly projecting shop front, possibly C19 but modified in mid C20, across full width, full depth display windows, central deep recessed glazed door and very deep fascia (which may mask earlier work). Upper floors have a wide shallow canted bay window to full height of parapet, incorporating sash windows of 12+16+12 panes to first floor and 9+12+9 panes to second floor. Original moulded string course above second floor, pierced by bay, downpipe and hopper-head to left, and stack to raised coped verge. INTERIOR: ground floor has 4-compartment ceiling with moulded beams, and 4-centred arch in rear wall. C19 stair rises to chamfered stone 4-centred doorway, with C18 door alongside. First floor front room has 2-compartment ceiling with moulded beams. Stone newel stair, treads cased, to upper floor, which is ceiled, but in the rear space parts of 2 windbraces are exposed; a tie has been added at low level to the centre truss. In the rear wall is a late C19 3-light casement window at eaves level, and the stairwell has a small rectangular light with iron stanchion. Part of an outstanding late medieval planned urban group. (Buildings of England: Pevsner N: North Somerset and Bristol: London: 1958-: 328).

Listing NGR: ST5503545805

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: ST 55036 45804


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