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©  John Boothroyd ARPS

IoE Number: 483310
Photographer: John Boothroyd ARPS
Date Photographed: 30 April 2001
Date listed: 12 November 1953
Date of last amendment: 31 May 2000
Grade I

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WELLS ST5445 CATHEDRAL GREEN 662-1/7/39 (North side) 12/11/53 Old Deanery Court, with link wall along east side (Formerly Listed as: CATHEDRAL GREEN (North side) The Old Deanery) (Formerly Listed as: CATHEDRAL GREEN (North side) The Deanery Wall) GV I Former house, now offices. C15, refenestrated in C16 and altered in mid C20. Random stone rubble with ashlar dressings, mostly Welsh slate roof between coped gables. A single-depth first-floor hall plan, with through passage to the left, and with lateral fireplace to rear of upper hall. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, 6 bays irregular fenestration. A C20 3-light window to lower bay 1, 2-light chamfer mullioned windows to ground floor bays 2, 4, 5 and 6, and to first floor to right of bay 2; between bays and 5, and to bay 6, are 2-light transomd windows, the upper lights pointed-arched, under square labels; bay 3 has a moulded 4-centre arch, reused, set in a former throughway under a timber lintel: battlemented parapet masking roof to bays 1, 2 and 3, vertical straight joint between bays 1 and 2. This thought to be a separate house originally (Pevsner). INTERIOR: the ground floor has probably early C16 moulded beams, probably in compartments in the original layout. At the E end a stone 4-centred doorway opens to the rear. The upper hall, now subdivided, has a roof in 5 bays with heavy arch-braced collars, chamfered purlins and wind-bracing, but with an upper cruck in the end bay, adjacent to the full-height wall inserted at the through-passage. The third bay at the back has a stone fire surround. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: extending from the south-east corner is a lower battlemented rubble wall, with a central 4-centre-arched gateway, linking into the gateway (qv) on the south side of the courtyard. Part of a major building complex long associated with the Cathedral and its administration. Link Wall along east side was listed on 130972. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: North Somerset and Bristol: London: 1958-: 317).

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