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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: CHAPTER HOUSE TO CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST ANDREW

List entry Number: 1382900

Location

CHAPTER HOUSE TO CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST ANDREW, CATHEDRAL GREEN

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: 483286

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History

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Details

WELLS

ST5445 CATHEDRAL GREEN 662-1/7/33 (East side) 12/11/53 Chapter House to Cathedral Church of St Andrew (Formerly Listed as: CATHEDRAL GREEN Cathedral Church of St Andrew (including Chain Gate and Cloisters))

GV I

Chapter House. 1290-c1307. Doutting ashlar with blue Lias dressings, some Purbeck marble internal dressings; lead roof. EXTERIOR: octagonal with deep angle buttresses, set back mid height with gargoyles to attached pinnacles above, with a weathered band above, with a weathered band above the undercroft, and an arcade of 2-light lancets beneath a parapet of pierced quatrefoils. Each face has 2 chamfered arched windows to the undercroft, and a full-width 4-light window with Decorated tracery and an ogee hood. Stair passage up from the N chancel aisle has a moulded parapet, with 2 4-light windows. The stairway to the Chapter House and Chain bridge (qv) of 2 bays with Purbeck marble vault shafts, those at the bottom of the stair on good carved figure shafts and spherical capitals to the W windows, and a Tudor-arched doorway at the top in a square frame beneath a 2-light Decorated tracery set within an arch of 3 orders as the windows. To the W side are stepped seats, to the E the steps curve off to a 2-bay-wide vaulted lobby with open cusped entrances with cusped trefoils above and panelled walls, and Purbeck marble shafts. The Chapter House has vault shafts in the angles to a fine tierceron vault with a central octagonal shaft with 36 ribs, and spherical foliate bosses; the central shaft has a Purbeck marble bench, the sides have 2 tiers of wall benches, an arcade of gabled seat niches, and a surround of ball flowers to the windows. The early C13 undercroft, formerly the treasury, has a central octagonal column with attached shafts, 8 intermediate round shafts, and vault shafts, all with hollow-moulded capitals, and rere arches, with a piscina by the door and a carved dog. The mid C13 doorway from the N aisle has a depressed arch and a bar tracery open gable on head stops above, and fine C13 doors with scrolled ironwork; 3 bay passage from the aisle has a sexpartite vault, stiff leaf capitals and good pictorial bosses, with head corbels on the E side. INTERIOR: not inspected.









Listing NGR: ST5516445915

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National Grid Reference: ST 55163 45912

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