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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: 1383086



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: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 483504

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ST5445 SADLER STREET 662-1/7/223 (East side) 12/11/53 No.12


Commercial premises, now offices with flat over. C1800, incorporating earlier fabric. Doulting ashlar stone, hipped Welsh slate roof behind parapet, brick chimney stacks on stone bases. PLAN: a parallel range building with central valley, rear elevation faces Cathedral Green. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, 2 bays. Plinth, band course between upper floors, dentilled cornice, plain parapet. C19 shop-front across ground floor, with panelled pilasters, thin fascia and projecting cornice on corbel brackets framing two 3-light display windows with central transom and 3-centre-arched heads, recessed central glazed door and fanlight to match, on right a 6-panel door, up 2 steps, with arched fanlight. First floor has a pair of shallow angled bay windows having 12-pane sashes to each face, the top tiers of panes having arched heads, set under lead flat roofs, second floor has 2 pairs of 16-pane sash windows set under moulded timber hoods. Rear elevation to Cathedral Green rendered, with hipped slate roof, 3 storeys, 2 wide bays having large paired 12-pane sash windows to first and second floors, but ground floor has paired 16-pane to the left and 12-pane to the right, with central C19 flush panelled door in reeded pilasters set to high stone plinths, and with a 'floating' cornice set on a deep stone frieze. Both ranges have steep hipped roofs, and the front range has a large stack in rubble, raised in brick, on the N party wall. INTERIOR: not inspected. HISTORICAL NOTE: this property was first established c1370, when the E side of Sadler Street was developed; the building originally straddled a N/S wall to the Cathedral Precinct. A fine commercial facade of the period. (Town and Country Planning Working Papers: Scrase AJ: Wells: A Study of Town Origins: Bristol: 1982-: 59).

Listing NGR: ST5497545801

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Scrase, A J , 'Town and Country Planning Working Papers' in Wells: A Study of Town Origins, (1982), 59

National Grid Reference: ST 54975 45799


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