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CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST MARY

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: CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST MARY

List entry Number: 1023581

Location

CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST MARY, THE CLOSE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:

District: Wiltshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Salisbury

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 28-Feb-1952

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 318954

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List entry Description

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

676/3/61 THE CLOSE 676/5/61 CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST MARY 28-FEB-52

GV I

Foundations laid April 25, 1220. Consecrated 1225, 1258 and when completed in 1266. Cloisters and Chapter House circa 1270-79. Chapels flanking Lady Chapel built in 1464 and 1481 destroyed in 1789. Tower enlarged by 2 stages and spire added since 1330. Restored by James Wyatt from 1789. A detached belfry, on the north west side, was destroyed at the end of the C18. North transept porch removed by Wyatt to grounds of Wyndham House, now The Council House, Bourne Hill qv. Many monuments including tomb of William Louspee, Bishop of Roper (d.1139) and Bishop Jocelyn (d.1184) both transferred from Old Sarum. The tombstones of the churchyard were covered over by the present lawns in late C18 and early C19. Many stone slabs remain in position about 1 ft below the ground.

The setting of the Cathedral is probably the finest in England. The grouping and splendid character of the houses of the Close, all in sites laid down at the time of the Foundation of the Cathedral, make all the buildings inside the close wall, including the Close Wall itself a group of the first importance.

All the listed buildings in the Close form outstanding group.



Listing NGR: SU1430229533

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National Grid Reference: SU1430229533

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