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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: 1383128



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: 483546

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ST5446 ST THOMAS STREET 662-1/6/268 (North side) 12/11/53 Nos.3 AND 5


House in short row, now 2 houses. Probably C14 origins, with C17 and C19 modifications. Rendered and colourwashed over rubble, clay pantiled roof with abutment to west and continuation to east, brick and rendered chimney stacks. PLAN: Nos 3 and 5 joined by a shared passageway, a possible former screens passage; No.3 possibly represents the service room to the hall and inner room in No.5; heightened and remodelled in later years, the passage entry being positioned beneath a front lateral stack and with a shared roof structure of early C17 date; later rear extensions. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with attic. No.3 of 3 wide bays irregular fenestration. Plinth, C20 doorway with sidelight in a recess to bay 1, composite sash window of 4+12+4 panes to bay 2 and a 12-pane sash window to bay 3. First floor has three 12-pane sash windows, none aligned with those below. Almost in centre of roof is a raked dormer with a 3-light small-pane casement window. No.5 of single wide bay with flat-roofed angled bay window of 3+15+3 panes, beneath a 12-pane sash; C20 attic window in east gable. The passageway is entred through a moulded pointed arched C14 doorway, with ancient plank door on strap hinges. INTERIOR: VAG notes stop-chamfered beams and c1700 stair with turned balusters and newel in No.3; No.5 has timber-framed wall adjoining passageway, stop-chamfered beams and open fireplace with segmental wooden lintel; shared C17 collar-truss roof with tenoned collars and purlins. Reputedly the earliest secular house in Wells, but clearly much remodelled from C17. (Hale B: Vernacular Architecture Group Report: 1986-).

Listing NGR: ST5527946023

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National Grid Reference: ST 55279 46023


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