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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.

Name: THE WELL HOUSE ABOUT 35 METRES NORTH OF THE BISHOP'S PALACE

List entry Number: 1382877

Location

THE WELL HOUSE ABOUT 35 METRES NORTH OF THE BISHOP'S PALACE, BISHOP'S PALACE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
SomersetMendipDistrict AuthorityWells

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 12-Nov-1953

Date of most recent amendment: 31-May-2000

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 483263

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History

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Details

WELLS

ST5445 BISHOP'S PALACE 662-1/7/8 The Well House, about 35 metres 12/11/53 north of the Bishop's Palace (Formerly Listed as: BISHOP'S PALACE (including....Well-house in grounds))

GV I

Well house. 1451, for Bishop Bekynton. Doulting ashlar stone, pyramidal Welsh slate roof with large stone crowning features (possibly former outlet for chimney). Square on plan. EXTERIOR: single-storey, single bay. Plinth, angled corner buttresses, eaves moulding. One small 2-light transomd window to east, south and west faces, having 2-centre arched lights cinquefoil cusped, with incised spandrels, deep square labels with plain stops. North face has a moulded 4-centre arched doorway with label, plain boarded door. INTERIOR: a plain plastered shallow domical vault ceiling, stone flag floor with large square hole in centre, over well. Small plain fireplace in north-west corner. The well-house provided originally by Bekynton as a conduit for the citizens, in the Market Place, later moved to its present location N of the Palace. The supply of water from the wells to the town has been an important privilege since the early middle ages. (Colchester LS: Wells Cathedral: a History: Shepton Mallet: 1982-: 238).





Listing NGR: ST5522745824

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Colchester, LS , Wells Cathedral: A History, (1982), 238

National Grid Reference: ST 55227 45824

Map


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