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

Map

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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

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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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 ยป133.6.8. 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

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