© Mr John H. Sparkes
THE BISHOP'S BARN, SILVER STREET (north side)
WELLS, MENDIP, SOMERSET
Mr John H. Sparkes
06 September 2004
12 November 1953
Date of last amendment:
12 November 1953
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ST5445 SILVER STREET
662-1/7/238 (North side)
12/11/53 The Bishop's Barn
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-).