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IoE Number: 483348
Photographer: Mr John H. Sparkes
Date Photographed: 11 August 2007
Date listed: 23 November 1984
Date of last amendment: 23 November 1984
Grade II

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WELLS ST54SW GLASTONBURY ROAD 662-1/3/75 (North side) 23/11/84 The Gatehouse, with front boundary walling GV II Former toll-house, now house. c1842-3, extended c1900. Front portion in ashlar stonework, rear in red brickwork with ashlar dressings, hipped Welsh slate roofs with wide eaves on brackets, ashlar and brick chimneys. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, roadside elevation 3 bays, plinth, pilaster strips to corners and between each bay, eaves band. Paired semicircular arched windows with central plain stone mullions, imposts with arches, the infill casements being 8-pane. Central lower bay the former front door, with pointed arched head and otherwise matching details, now filled with a 2-light window over which is a wrought-iron bracket for the former fee-board. Matching single-bay returns, the lower window both sides being 3-light. Rear addition has plain sash windows, with a single-storey canted bay with hipped roof on west side. Present entrance on west side. INTERIOR: not inspected. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: extending from the south-west corner an ashlar stone wall approx 1.9m high and approx 15m long, with coping and plain gateway near house, adding to setting of the building and the streetscape generally. This gatehouse presumably built when the tollgate was moved from Southover to here in 1842-43. (Bentley JB: Somerset Roads: Phase 2 - East Somerset: Taunton: 1988-).

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