Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1023949

Date first listed: 23-Mar-1960

Statutory Address: CLARENDON HOUSE

Statutory Address: CLARENDON PARK


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Statutory Address: CLARENDON HOUSE

Statutory Address: CLARENDON PARK

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

District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Clarendon Park

National Grid Reference: SU 19465 28541


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SU 12 NE 9/44 23.3.60

CLARENDON PARK CLARENDON PARK Clarendon Park (Clarendon House)


Large house. Probably 1717-1737 for Benjamin and later, Peter Bathurst, MP for Salisbury, died 1748. Remodelled internally 1814 and 1920. Chilmark ashlar limestone facades and rendered brick to west side where C19 wing removed. Hidden hipped slate and lead roofs. Two storeys and basement. Plan has major entrance on north to large central stair hall, and principal state rooms in each corner of rectangular plan, the centre third of each front but south setting forward. South front deeply recessed and filled with single storey ballroom of 1920. North front in style of Thomas Archer; 2 storeys over semi basement, 9 window bays, the central three broken forward and quoined, and with segmental open pediment containing recessed blind lunette. Channel rustication door surround with Venetiqn style arched head and enlarged dropped keystone. Four triglyphs and flat pediment over. Piano nobile has 12-paned sashes without keyblocks and aprons below sills. Inter- mittent balustraded parapet. South elevation originally two projecting wings with recessed centre, each wing of 3 windows in raised stone architraves and aprons. Centre ground floor French windows. Cornices at corners only and raised stone quoins. 1814 Venetian stair window on upper floor of recessed section, and differently detailed Venetian window of 1920 to the ballroom below.

East elevation of 7 bays, centre broken forward and quoined, and triangular pediment. slender central doorcase supporting open pediment over.

Interior completely remodelled 1814 and 1920:

Stairhall of 1814 has Perron stair with iron handrail and bracketed treads. Black and white chequer floor, black marble Ionic columns on either side. The staterooms all have plaster decoration in the C18 manner dating from 1920. The NW room and the centre east room have Adam type late C18 fireplaces with marble slips. Upper floor rooms all very plain.

Original early C18 stairs with closed string to cellar. Brick vaulted cellars but with one beamed section possibly a relic of the previous house on the site. RCHM Survey notes

Listing NGR: SU1946528541


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