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Cathedral Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Salisbury, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.065 / 51°3'53"N

Longitude: -1.7973 / 1°47'50"W

OS Eastings: 414302

OS Northings: 129533

OS Grid: SU143295

Mapcode National: GBR 51F.2G2

Mapcode Global: FRA 7639.RLT

Plus Code: 9C3W3673+X3

Entry Name: Cathedral Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 28 February 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1023581

English Heritage Legacy ID: 318954

Also known as: Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary

ID on this website: 101023581

Location: St Mary's Cathedral, The Close, Wiltshire, SP1

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Salisbury

Built-Up Area: Salisbury

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Tagged with: Gothic architecture Anglican or episcopal cathedral

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676/3/61 THE CLOSE


Foundations laid April 25, 1220. Consecrated 1225, 1258 and when completed in 1266. Cloisters and Chapter House circa 1270-79. Chapels flanking Lady Chapel built in 1464 and 1481 destroyed in 1789. Tower enlarged by 2 stages and spire added since 1330. Restored by James Wyatt from 1789. A detached belfry, on the north west side, was destroyed at the end of the C18. North transept porch removed by Wyatt to grounds of Wyndham House, now The Council House, Bourne Hill qv. Many monuments including tomb of William Louspee, Bishop of Roper (d.1139) and Bishop Jocelyn (d.1184) both transferred from Old Sarum. The tombstones of the churchyard were covered over by the present lawns in late C18 and early C19. Many stone slabs remain in position about 1 ft below the ground.

The setting of the Cathedral is probably the finest in England. The grouping
and splendid character of the houses of the Close, all in sites laid down at
the time of the Foundation of the Cathedral, make all the buildings inside the
close wall, including the Close Wall itself a group of the first importance.

All the listed buildings in the Close form outstanding group.

Listing NGR: SU1430229533

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