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Long Close House, Downton

Description: Long Close House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 March 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 319664

OS Grid Reference: SU1721121573
OS Grid Coordinates: 417211, 121573
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9933, -1.7561

Location: Long Close W, Downton, Wiltshire SP5 3HG

Locality: Downton
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP5 3HG

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Listing Text

SU 1721
(south side)
5/105 Long Close House


Detached house. Mid C17, north addition c.1840, south side rebuilt
c.1890. Plastered chalk, English bond brick to rear, Welsh slate
roof, brick stacks. C17 range with paralled C19 addition and bay
to east. 2-storey, 5 window front. 6-panelled door in panelled
reveals with fanlight and porch to left, to left is 3-light 8-pane
sash with keystone, to either side is single 8-pane sash and to
right are two 3-light sashes and a 6-panelled door in beaded case
with flat wooden hood on cast-iron brackets. Facade divided by
pilasters and plat band to first floor. First floor has three 2-
light casements and a single 4-pane sash and a pair of sashes.
Left return has fixed window to first floor. Rear is in English
bond brick, three 2-storey canted bays with segmental-headed sashes
and hipped slate roofs, between are 2-light casements and 16-pane
flush sashes.
Interior has good mid C19 stairs in front extension with barley-
twist carved balusters, wood panelled ceiling. Rear range has
chamfered beams with ogee and jewelled stops. Reset early C17
fireplace surround in east room had arabesque carving, probably
from the Market Place, Salisbury. First floor has some partly
exposed timber-framed partition. Attached to east gable is late
C19 glass conservatory with round-arched leaded windows, fan-laid
mosaic floor and cresting to roof; by Messenger and Company of
Loughborough, named on door handle.
(Unpublished records of RCHM (England), Salisbury)

Listing NGR: SU1721121573

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Source: English Heritage

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