A landmark building, in the heart of Wells, overlooking The Buttlands. The property has been in use as Solicitors' offices for over 100 years and provides a rare opportunity for conversion to residential use, subject to planning consent. The building extends in all to about 2,261 sq ft (210 sq m), with interesting architectural details to the western part and a small enclosed yard at the eastern end.
Double entrance doors with fanlight over to;
Part glazed door with side pane to;
entrance/reception hall: 17' 5" x 15' 7" (5.31m x 4.75m) overall
Stairs to first floor with built-in cupboard under and shelved recess with cupboard under housing gas meter & boiler. Feature arch, picture rail, radiator, sash window to south, door to rear corridor and door to;
office 1: 18' 3" x 16' 5" (5.56m x 5m) max
Brick fireplace with hearth, timber surround/mantelpiece and original speaking tube over. Radiator and shuttered sash window to south. Original wrought iron gate and "thief-resisting" door with ornamental brick surround to;
strong room: 13' x 10' max - 1'7" min (3.96m x 3.05m max - 0.48m min)
Terrazzo tiled floor and exposed brick walls.
Electric heater and doors to;
office 2: 11' 11" x 10' 10" (3.63m x 3.3m)
Tiled fireplace with ornamental timber surround/mantelpiece, radiator and sash window to south.
Office 3: 12' 1" x 8' (3.68m x 2.44m)
Radiator and sash window to south.
Office 4: 12' 1" x 6' 6" (3.68m x 1.98m)
Sealed fireplace, sash window to south and door to;
kitchen: 10' x 7' 10" (3.05m x 2.39m) max
Stainless steel sink & drainer with double base cupboard under, adjoining worktop with tiled splashback and water heater. Sash window with side panes to south and door to yard.
WC (2 separate, both with):
Split level WC, wall hung wash hand basin with tiled splashback, radiator and window to east.
office 5: 18' 4" x 16' 6" (5.59m x 5.03m) max
Former fireplace with pine surround/mantelpiece, moulded plaster ceiling patera, original speaking tube and 2 radiators. Sash window with side panes to west overlooking The Buttlands, sash window to south and door to;
Radiator, sash window and door to;
office 6: 15' 5" x 10' 8" (4.7m x 3.25m) max
Brick fireplace with timber surround/mantelpiece, picture rail, radiator, sash window to south and door to;
store: 26' 4" x 15' 7" (8.03m x 4.75m)
Exposed brick walls & roof timbers and concrete floor. Window to south and 3 rooflights.
At the eastern end of the building a door from the kitchen accesses a walled yard (14'8" x 6'1"), with a door giving pedestrian access to Chancery Lane.
All mains services are connected to the property.
There is gas fired part-central heating.
District council: North Norfolk.
The premises are assessed for Uniform Business Rates, at a Rateable Value of £9,500.
The sellers have made no planning enquiries regarding alternative use. The building is well suited to a family house, or 2 dwellings, but a sale conditional upon obtaining planning permission is unlikely to be favourably considered.
By appointment through the Sole Agents,
Spalding & Co.,
Office Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.