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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.


List entry Number: 1254383



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: 319043

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THE CLOSE 1. 1594 SU 1429 NW 3/13 28.2.52. No 58 (The Wardrobe) 1I* GV 2 Original house on site of 1254. Present building mainly C15, heightened C17 lath enlargement in 1705 and Cl9 alterations. Elaborate symmetrical east front of 2 storeys and attic. Flint brick and stone rubble, with stone quoins. Steep pitch old tile roof in 2 tiers. Tall central block with double gabled side wings. Central block has a large central 6 light stone mullioned and double transomed leaded casement window, originally to upper part of hall now divided into several rooms. A triple Tudor arched early C19 red brick arcade between wings below and behind a large blocked C13 door surround, flat headed. Each wing has 2 2-light casements to attic level a 3 light end 2 light stone mullioned and transomed first floor casement and formerly similar windows, now altered on ground floor. To rear of centre part house, originally the hall, buttress and chimney breast to north side serving former kitchens and offices. Interior has good mid C18 staircase, open string. Scrolled decorated brackets to tread ends, turned balusters, turned fluted newels, moulded swept hand rail. The well has pilastered dado, the south wall has paper mache Rococo reliefs and trophies continued on hall ceiling. 3 rooms with Rococo stucco work, pilaster framed chimney piece with carved overmantel in dining room ceiling with eagle decorating centre panel. Drawing room has finely carved C18 doorcases, ogee and scroll mouldings to frieze, carved overdoors. Rococo fireplace and stucco work to ceiling. Cl7 doorways and dado panelling on first floor. Some reset linen fold panelling, C17 attic stair. Roof of north wing contains C15 members. 6 bays. 5 trusses. 4 with cambered arched braced and chamfered collars. Only bases of arch braces remain.

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

Listing NGR: SU1413529674

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National Grid Reference: SU 14134 29668


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