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55, The Close

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: 55, The Close

List entry Number: 1023616



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


District: Wiltshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Salisbury

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

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: 319033

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SU 1429 NW 3/17


28.2.52. GV II* Later C18 recasing of C16 or earlier structure. 2 storey and attic. Brick with bracketed stone eaves cornice carried over central pediment on slight projection, 3 bays wide. Old tile roof with 2 hipped dormers. Circular light in tympanum of pediment. 5 windows on lst floor. 4 windows on ground floor and 6-panel central door with segmental fanlight in architrave surround and under segmental moulded hood. Additional bay to right hand (no cornice) with 1 circular window lst floor and panelled passage door below. Rear elevation 3 storeys red brick, bands between storeys, panelled parapet. 4 windows, recessed sashes, camber headed on 2nd floor with sliding thick glazing bar sashes, tall on lst and ground floors with flush keystones, the centre ground floor window has panelled base. Some medieval stonework to west end of ground floor. Interior has good staircase rising through 3 storeys with open string, cut brackets to tread ends, turned balusters, moulded handrail swept up to newels. Good fielded panelling to eastern rear rooms on all floors with corner fireplaces flanked by pilasters, fluted in ground floor room, eared architrave to panelled overmantel and bolection cornice over. Moulded dentil cornice around rooms. On 2nd floor behind pediment, traces of earlier roof structure plastered over: collar, purlin and tie beam, altered floor levels. The passage leading through to rear of house (and giving access to No 55A qv) has a cob outer wall and a wall part on stone base.

All the listed buildings in the Close form an outstanding group.

Listing NGR: SU1419529744

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National Grid Reference: SU 14196 29742


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