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

Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SU 14448 29630


THE CLOSE 1. 1594 No 9

SU 1429 NW 3/53 28.2.52. II* GV 2. Later C18 refacing of C17 building. 2 storeys and attic, red brick. North entrance front has projecting plinth and 1st floor string. Wide brick rusticated quoins colourwashed. Hipped old tile roof with 3 hipped dormers. Small moulded eaves cornice. 5 windows, centre tripartite on 1st floor. 4 on ground floor, symmetrical front: flush architrave framed sashes, glazing bars intact, flat rubber arched, 6 panel shutters to ground floor windows. Central entrance with door of 6 fielded panels with panelled frame and large arched fanlight of concentric and radiating glazing pattern. Doric porch of stone columns, painted pilasters on wall face, and painted entablature with dentil cornice each side supporting open segmental dentil and moulded pediment hood. West front - colourwashed stucco. Old tile roof one leaded dormer casement. Projecting left hand wing similar design to north front with 1 window on 1st floor and early Cl9 8-light mullioned and transomed window with French casements and large sliding shutters on ground floor. Remainder has 2 windows on 1st floor, one window (C19 and glazed door on ground floor. In the kitchen and hall, panelling from the former Cathedral choir stalls probably designed by Wren for Bishop Seth Ward. Hall has some mid C18 panelling with open pediments supported by Corinthian pilasters. Stair entrance later C17 with 2 arches and rusticated square pillar. Staircase later C17, closed stringtring, posts with vases. One room has good Rococo stucco ceiling. The roof line of wing to rear is extended over No 8 The Close qv.

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

Listing NGR: SU1444629630


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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: 04 Mar 2003
Reference: IOE01/10300/01
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