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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 14511 29629


THE CLOSE 1. 1594 No 12 SU 1429 NE 4/50 28.2.52. II* GV 2. The Hall of the Vicars' Choral was presumably built on this site from the earliest time of the Cathedral's foundation. Parts of the building probably contain works of C13/C14 and C15. The present building externally would appear to be C16-C17 and altered later. 2 storey and attic. Stuccoed gabled front with C19 bargeboards and old tile roof. 4-light attic casement. Angular 1st floor bay window with panelled apron and moulded cornice. 1 window 4 panes wide on ground floor under bay. 6 panel (flush type) door with architrave surround and small flat moulded hood, to right hand. Long range (the Hall) at back with roof swept down to ground floor ceiling level. 2 3 light hipped dormers. Portion tile hung with gable to south. Internally in entrance passage a large 6 light wooden window with cusped lights, probably reset, late C15 and C16. Tall stone entrance arch into screens passage. To the left 3 low pointed arches into kitchen and offices. Other stone door surrounds. In drawing room a fine C15 fireplace with quatrefoil panels, the brackets and jambs partly renewed. Reset C17 panelling Part of roof structure survive others encased. 2 trusses and windbraces between purlins, principals, bracket and wall post. Attic has some timber partitions, some curved windbraces apparent.

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

Listing NGR: SU1451329622


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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: 30 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/08119/27
Rights: Copyright IoE Ms Ruth Povey. Source Historic England Archive
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