12, SADLER STREET

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1383086
Date first listed:
12-Nov-1953
Statutory Address:
12, SADLER STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
12, SADLER STREET

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 54975 45799

Details

WELLS

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

GV II*

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

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
483504
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

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

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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