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Wren Hall

A Grade I Listed Building in Salisbury, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.0666 / 51°3'59"N

Longitude: -1.7993 / 1°47'57"W

OS Eastings: 414159

OS Northings: 129712

OS Grid: SU141297

Mapcode National: GBR 51F.1XV

Mapcode Global: FRA 7639.JTR

Entry Name: Wren Hall

Listing Date: 28 February 1952

Last Amended: 12 October 1972

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1023620

English Heritage Legacy ID: 319039

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 56C (Wren Hall)

(Formerly listed as No. 57 (Choristers' School))


Originally north wing of Braybrook House No 57 qv. Rebuilt 1714 under direction
of Naish Thomas Clerk of Works (doubtful attribution to Sir C Wren). 1 storey
and semi-basement. Brick on stone plinth with moulded and coved stone cornice.
Hipped old tile roof with 3 hipped dormer leaded casements. 4 tall 3-centred
arched windows, with chamfered and bonded stone Jambs, and stone architrave
surround to heads with key blocks. 4 2-light windows in basement. Central
6-Panel door in bonded chamfered stone surround with voussoir head, under
wide projecting flat hood with concave curved lead roof carried up to a point
and under oval window with moulded stone surround and quadrant blocks.
Plain stone brackets under hood. Flight of 6 stone steps with plain wrought
iron guard rails to door. Recessed bay with one window on first floor and
narrower ground floor window and secondary door to left hand. The interior
is one large school room with original panelled dado and master's desk. Medieval
cellars survive. The foundation of school is C13. Alexander de Hemmingsby
is the first Custos of the school on record. He was Canon from 1304 to 1334
and lived in the adjoining Braybrooke House, No 57 qv.

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

Listing NGR: SU1415929712

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

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