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The North Canonry and the Gatehouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Salisbury, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.0656 / 51°3'56"N

Longitude: -1.7994 / 1°47'57"W

OS Eastings: 414153

OS Northings: 129600

OS Grid: SU141296

Mapcode National: GBR 51F.1X3

Mapcode Global: FRA 7639.JT3

Plus Code: 9C3W3682+66

Entry Name: The North Canonry and the Gatehouse

Listing Date: 28 February 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1261322

English Heritage Legacy ID: 319048

ID on this website: 101261322

Location: The Close, Wiltshire, SP1

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Salisbury

Built-Up Area: Salisbury

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 12/01/2016

SU 1429 NW

No 60, The North Canonry and The Gatehouse

(Formerly listed as No 60 (The North Canonry) and Coach House)


There is now no No 61. Flint and Chilmark stone house of C13 origin. Largely
rebuilt in C16 and C17. Restored by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, C19. Not set
back as other houses. A picturesque unsymmetrical front with a rectangular
2-storey projecting central gabled bay with small octagonal angle buttresses
topped with ogee shaped finials, this bay has a 14-light mullioned and transomed
leaded casement on each floor and a small single attic louvre over, the whole
bay of ashlar. The RH portion of building has a triple gabled upper part overhanging
first floor windows with a plastered cove. Old tile roof. 3 C16 4-light
mullioned and transomed windows with drip moulds and corner sheilds with initials
right hand for Richard Hill resident from 1672-95 and modern lead lights,
on 1st floor. Central oriel window under 5 arched lights, probably C19.
Small 2-light basement window under oriel and a 3-light 4-centred arched casement
to right hand. Corner buttress. A tall arched coach entry passes through
building to right hand of projecting bay, with a small doorway between the
archway and bay.
To right hand of house small C17 double coach house with hipped roof, and
pair of flat arched doorways with panelled double doors.
To left hand of bay a plain C19 extension stuccoed with 4 windows.
The garden is famous for its central walk to the river ending in a small terrace
parallel with the river.
Interior: beneath the right hand wing is a C13 undercroft with short round
pier and round abacus, vaults do not survive. To the rear in the part with
polygonal buttresses a blocked 2 centred arch. Principal room in this part
on 1st floor with mid C17 carved wood overmantel.

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

Listing NGR: SU1415129590

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