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The Blackmore Museum to the Rear of the Salsbury Museum

A Grade II Listed Building in Salisbury, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.0654 / 51°3'55"N

Longitude: -1.791 / 1°47'27"W

OS Eastings: 414738

OS Northings: 129586

OS Grid: SU147295

Mapcode National: GBR 51F.40R

Mapcode Global: FRA 7649.G37

Plus Code: 9C3W3685+5H

Entry Name: The Blackmore Museum to the Rear of the Salsbury Museum

Listing Date: 28 August 1980

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1272832

English Heritage Legacy ID: 447492

Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Salisbury

Built-Up Area: Salisbury

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Salisbury St Martin

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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1594 (South Side)
The Blackmore Museum to
SU 1429 NE 4/368A the rear of the Salisbury
Important example of a purpose built museum, virtually unaltered. Founded 1864
by W Blackmore to house a collection of artifacts, illustrating the "Stone age
of different countries", the building was specially designed by John Harding and
opened in September 1869. Built of brick with stone dressings in a gothic style,
the museum is a rectangular hall with 2 large gabled mullioned transomed lancet
light windows and a central gabled porch. Slats roof with saddlestones to gable
ends, cresting tiles to ridge. The brickwork has a simple pattern grid of
polychrome bricks. The interior has a fine hammer beam roof and battlemented
original showcases, painted and gilt, along the walls. Floor of Minton encaustic
tiles. Roof and wall decoration executed by Harland and Fisher, a London firm
in Southampton Row who carried out major decorative schemes including work at
the South Kensington Museum.

Listing NGR: SU1473829586

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