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55, The Close

A Grade II* Listed Building in Salisbury, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.0668 / 51°4'0"N

Longitude: -1.7988 / 1°47'55"W

OS Eastings: 414196

OS Northings: 129742

OS Grid: SU141297

Mapcode National: GBR 51F.21B

Mapcode Global: FRA 7639.K1J

Entry Name: 55, The Close

Listing Date: 28 February 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1023616

English Heritage Legacy ID: 319033

Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Salisbury

Built-Up Area: Salisbury

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

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Listing Text

SU 1429 NW

No 55


Later C18 recasing of C16 or earlier structure. 2 storey and attic. Brick
with bracketed stone eaves cornice carried over central pediment on slight
projection, 3 bays wide. Old tile roof with 2 hipped dormers. Circular light
in tympanum of pediment. 5 windows on lst floor. 4 windows on ground floor
and 6-panel central door with segmental fanlight in architrave surround and
under segmental moulded hood. Additional bay to right hand (no cornice)
with 1 circular window lst floor and panelled passage door below. Rear elevation
3 storeys red brick, bands between storeys, panelled parapet. 4 windows,
recessed sashes, camber headed on 2nd floor with sliding thick glazing bar
sashes, tall on lst and ground floors with flush keystones, the centre ground
floor window has panelled base. Some medieval stonework to west end of ground
Interior has good staircase rising through 3 storeys with open string, cut
brackets to tread ends, turned balusters, moulded handrail swept up to newels.
Good fielded panelling to eastern rear rooms on all floors with corner fireplaces
flanked by pilasters, fluted in ground floor room, eared architrave to panelled
overmantel and bolection cornice over. Moulded dentil cornice around rooms.
On 2nd floor behind pediment, traces of earlier roof structure plastered over:
collar, purlin and tie beam, altered floor levels. The passage leading through
to rear of house (and giving access to No 55A qv) has a cob outer wall and
a wall part on stone base.

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

Listing NGR: SU1419529744

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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