THE BISHOP'S BARN

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1383158
Date first listed:
12-Nov-1953
Statutory Address:
THE BISHOP'S BARN, SILVER STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE BISHOP'S BARN, SILVER 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 55090 45532

Details

WELLS

ST5445 SILVER STREET 662-1/7/238 (North side) 12/11/53 The Bishop's Barn

GV I

Barn, now assembly hall. C15. Local stone roughly squared, with Doulting ashlar dressings, Westmorland slate roof between coped gables, shaped stone ridge. Eaves corbelled course. EXTERIOR: single storey, 13 bays, of which the central threshing bay on each flank is wider, with projecting gabled porches. Almost full-height buttresses with 2 offsets to corners and between bays, added buttresses to centres of end gable walls with 3 offsets. Thin slit windows with transoms, one each bay, similar windows set high in gables, with a central square window over each central buttress-on the east side the square window has quatrefoil tracery, later door inserted in south-east corner. The porches have elliptical double-chamfer arches with label, and boarded doors, in north gables a moulded recess with quatrefoil vent in upper half, south gable has only a slim window over door. In bay 2 on south side a small section of a window, with the jamb of a former door or window above. INTERIOR: roof has double-collar trusses with stop-chamfered tie beams and one tier of curved windbraces in each bay two tiers of tenoned and chamfered purlins.. (Hale B: Vernacular Architecture Group Report: 1986-).





Listing NGR: ST5509045532

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
483576
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Hale, B, 'Vernacular Architecture Group Report' in Vernacular Architecture Group Report, (1986)

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: 06 Sep 2004
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