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The Almonry, Wilton

Description: The Almonry

Grade: I
Date Listed: 4 August 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 319355

OS Grid Reference: SU0987331077
OS Grid Coordinates: 409873, 131077
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0789, -1.8604

Location: A30, Wilton, Wiltshire SP2 8PH

Locality: Wilton
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP2 8PH

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Listing Text

The Almonry
SU 0931 5/1C 4.8.51.


Sole surviving part of the mediaeval nunnery - the building may have been
part of the "Bellhouse" court of the barony of Wilton.
C14 or C15. 2 storeys; ashlar with tiled roof, coped verges and kneelers.
Small belfry on south gable replaces former chimney. Principal features
are on the east front. 2 openings on 1st floor: a former 2-light cusped
headed window with moulded surround and a heavily moulded doorway with shouldered
lintel. On the ground floor is a cusped headed 2-light window in square
frame, a blocked circa 1400 door, an C18 or C19 segmental headed entrance
and a 3-light oak mullion window to left. To far left is a 2 storey opening,
ground floor chamfered. South gable has central restored Tudor arched doorway (by
Sir Richard Westmacott) with deep mouldings and moulded head below drip mould.
Beaded door panel with much weathered Pembroke arms over (probably also
by Sir Richard Westmacott). Slit vent above. North gable end has central
buttress and windows to right. West side has 1 range of 2-light mullion windows.
Interior: possibly later but extremely interesting roof which has 2 rows
of purlins with windbraces below. The trusses have 2 collars the lower braced
and corbelled. The space is divided by 2+2 trusses, the north end with corbels
below and with floor - part of which has brick barrel vault below.

Listing NGR: SU1055030729

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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