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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: 48 AND 48A, THE CLOSE

List entry Number: 1253969



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: 12-Oct-1972

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 319023

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THE CLOSE 1. 1594 Nos 48 & 48A (Formerly listed as No 48) SU 1429 NW 3/24 28.2.52. II* GV

2. Cl4/C15but recased C17 and C18. 2 storeys and attic, stucco faced. Gable end old tile roof. Wood 1st floor string. 2 large hipped dormers with C19 lights. 1st floor has late C18 casement to left and 4 light canted bay to right (recently cut back) sash glazing bar lights, panelled apron. On ground floor 2 C18 windows flanking entrance, one a single sash the other tripartite, thick glazing bars; both with panelled shutters. Door off centre 6 panels, in architrave surround, plain frieze, panelled pilasters and carved scroll brackets supporting heavy moulded cornice, broken forward over brackets. The south gable end wall, in passage, has stone external chimney with offsets. Stone rubble and timber framed walling with brick infilling now rendered over. Tile hung part to rear. The east rear elevation has tle hung built out early C19 part but with old stone rubble base to left. Early C19 tripartite sash on 1st floor, blocked window on north side. The upper floor of the wing partly conceals pair of gables to main block one with timber framing. To the north and running east a lower partly timber framed wing, restored casements. North. wing has various blocks of reused old Sarum stone with chevron and star carvings. Interior has some remains of timber frame. Wall post in ground floor cloak room. Hall has beams and partition. Front living room has beams showing position of former overhang. In small front kitchen part of the wall of adjoining North Gate qv is exposed, stone and flint chequer, blocked doorway (formerly night watchman's entrance). On 1st floor south side room with C17 Panelling, possibly reset, section hinged with original hinges. A document of 1386 refers to evidence of Cathedral Clock winder. The building was also atone time the Porter's Lodge and the premises included the chamber over the North Gate qv and also the prison house of the Close.

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

Listing NGR: SU1427929750

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National Grid Reference: SU 14286 29752


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