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Statutory Address:

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

Winchester (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SU 48403 29068


1. 1833 THE CLOSE Wolvesey Palace

SU 4829 SW 6/41 24.3.50.


2. Bishop's residence, 1684. Sir C Wren for Bishop George Morley. (See Wren Society: Vol. VII, p. 16) East wing pulled down 1781. 2 storeys and attic. Stone ashlar with string at 1st floor level, elaborate and bold bracketed stone cornice. Old tile roof, with stone chimney stacks. Garden front has 11 windows, 10 dormers. Central door with bayed pediment on rusticated Ionic piers. Coat of Arms over door. Entrance front has 5 windows in central pert and 3 dormers. Projecting south wing 3 windows and 3 dormers. Central door, with moulded architrave and flat hood on carved brackets. All windows mullioned and transomed, lead casements segmental headed. The north wing consists of the chapel of Wolvesey Castle (qv). C15 but probably incorporating older work. Five-light east wind+, three three-light south windows, all Perpendicular. Doorways and west gallery of circa 1684.

All listed buildings in The Close form a group.

Listing NGR: SU4814229184


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Books and journals
'Wren Society Publications' in Wren Society Publications, , Vol. 7, (), 16


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 03 Jul 2007
Reference: IOE01/14568/07
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Stuart Brighton. Source Historic England Archive
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