MOMPESSON HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1355808

Date first listed: 28-Feb-1952

Statutory Address: 53, THE CLOSE

Statutory Address: MOMPESSON HOUSE, THE CLOSE

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: 53, THE CLOSE

Statutory Address: MOMPESSON HOUSE, THE CLOSE

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

District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Salisbury

National Grid Reference: SU 14228 29731

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

THE CLOSE 1. 1594 Mompesson House & No 53 SU 1429 NW 3/19 28.2.52 I GV 2. (Mompesson House now owned by National Trust, former service wing to right now separate property No 53). Built for Sir Thomas Mompesson 1704 date on east lead rain water heads. 2 storey and attic. Ashlar stone on projecting plinth. Raised lst floor string. Moulded and bracketed cornice, broken forward over 1st floor central window. Hipped old tile roof. 3 dormers with moulded wood cornice and small paned sashes. 7 windows on 1st floor the central window with raised architrave surround, moulded cill on raised apron and supporting side scrolls with carved enrichment. 6 windows on ground floor and central 8 panel door, egg-and-tongue enrichment round panels, in moulded and enriched wood frame, with bold stone bolection surround, moulded cornice and broken curved pediment, with central cartouche and carved supporting swags, all supported on carved scroll brackets. The windows flanking central bay are 2 panes wide, remainder 3 panes. Exceptionally fine interior of contemporary panelling, staircase and enriched plaster ceilings. (Illustrated Nathanial Lloyds' - History of the English House). Later service wing to right hand 2 storey, brick with moulded stone cornice, and brick parapet with recessed panels over windows and moulded stone coping. 5 windows on 1st floor, 4 windows on ground floor and 8-panel door to right hand in wood Doric doorcase, pilasters triglyph frieze and modillioned cornice and pediment. This block terminated at right hand with slightly projecting bay with similar cornice broken over and carried in pediment. 3-centred arched entry with chamfered stone surround and triple key block and lodged doors, with panelled door head. Semi-circular 3-light window in tympanum.

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

Listing NGR: SU1422329733

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 319028

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Lloyd, N, History of the English House, (1931)

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