THE BISHOP'S EYE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1383026
Date first listed:
12-Nov-1953
Statutory Address:
THE BISHOP'S EYE, MARKET PLACE

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE BISHOP'S EYE, 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 55064 45788

Details

WELLS

ST5445 MARKET PLACE 662-1/7/163 (East side) 12/11/53 The Bishop's Eye

GV I

Gatehouse tower. c1451, built by Bishop Bekynton at a cost of »133.6.8. Doulting stone ashlar, copper flat roof. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, single bay. West elevation to market place flanked by two turrets, rectangular with corners chamfered plinth, moulded string over doorway and below parapet. 4-centred gateway arches, with pair timber gates on west side possibly C18, the entrance grooved and vaulted, above the elevation panelled into 5 bays, with statue niches flanking 2-light flat headed traceried windows, between which is a larger canopied statue niche at first-floor level, band of armorial shields below first-floor windows, rear elevation similar, featuring a carved episcopal rebus. INTERIOR: not inspected. This gateway noticeably grander than that to the Cathedral Green. External stonework cleaned 1992/3. (Buildings of England: Pevsner N: North Somerset and Bristol: London: 1958-: 312; Colchester LS: Wells Cathedral: A History: Shepton Mallet: 1982-: 237, 239).





Listing NGR: ST5506745788

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
483444
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Colchester, LS , Wells Cathedral: A History, (1982), 237, 239
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: North Somerset and Bristol, (1958), 312

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: 28 Apr 2006
Reference: IOE01/15327/23
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John Barker. Source Historic England Archive
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