Description: 16, the Close
Date Listed: 28 February 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 318980
OS Grid Reference: SU1449629658
OS Grid Coordinates: 414496, 129658
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0661, -1.7945
SU 1429 NE 4/45 28.2.52.
SU 1429 NW 3/45
Irregular shaped block C16/C17 and earlier origin with rebuilding in C18
and C19. 2 storeys and attics red brick. The west wall at ground floor level
has flint and stone rubble, traces of timber framing and overhang above.
Hipped old tile roof. South end to North Walk has dormer window and on first
floor a canted bay window sash lights, centre 4 panes wide, panelled apron,
frieze and cornice, guaged triglyph ornament to frieze. The east front has
coved moulded stone eaves cornice. 2 windows to both floors. mush framed
sashes, glazing bars intact. Central door of 6 flush panels, rectangular
fanlight with leaded radial glazing pattern. Doorcase of thin panelled pilasters,
fluted consoles to cornice. Projecting gabled wing, parallel to north walk,
one window facing south. Gable end tile hung with shaped tiles, 2 light leaded
attic casement and sash window on ground floor. Around ground floor of this
ruing a delicate wrought iron early C19 pergola, pointed arches faith delicate
leaf ornament. Adjoining to north a low 2 storey red brick L plan extension
with grey headers. Hipped old tile roofs, different levels. 1 small casement
and sash window first floor, next to gabled wing, facing east with 2 light
leaded casement on ground floor, C18/C19. South return front has semi-dormer
and flush framed tripartite sash on ground floor glazing bars intact, plain
door to left. Picturesque. Interior retained various fragments of timber
structure: wall post and bracket in kitchen. On west side heavy chamfered
tie beam and dragon beam. The porjecting gabled wing has 3 bays of trusses,
windbraces partly obscured by plaster, other traces of roof structure in attics,
collars and purlins. The first floor drawing room has C18 fielded pine panelling.
W E Tower, Kempe's later partner lived here: various pieces of Kempe's glass
also C15 quarries and coat of arms.
Nos 14, 14A, St Anne's Gate and No 15 form a very picturesque group.
Listing NGR: SU1449629661
Source: English Heritage
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