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

Map

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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)

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