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Clarendon House Clarendon Park, Clarendon Park

Description: Clarendon House Clarendon Park

Grade: I
Date Listed: 23 March 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 319936

OS Grid Reference: SU1946528541
OS Grid Coordinates: 419465, 128541
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0559, -1.7236

Location: Clarendon Park, Wiltshire SP5 3EP

Locality: Clarendon Park
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP5 3EP

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Listing Text

In the entry for

CLARENDON PARK CLARENDON PARK
SU 12 NE
9/44 Clarendon Park
(Clarendon House)
23.3.60
I

The description shall be amended to read

Large house. Probably 1717-1737 for Benjamin and later, Peter Bathurst, MP for Salisbury,
died 1748. Remodelled internally 1814 and 1920. Chilmark ashlar limestone facades and
rendered brick to west side where C19 wing removed. Hidden hipped slate and lead roofs.
Two storeys and basement. Plan has major entrance on north to large central stair hall,
and principal state rooms in each corner of rectangular plan, the centre third of each
front but south setting forward. South front deeply recessed and filled with single
storey ballroom of 1920. North front in style of Thomas Archer; 2 storeys over semi
basement, 9 window bays, the central three broken forward and quoined, and with segmental
open pediment containing recessed blind lunette. Channel rustication door surround with
Venetiqn style arched head and enlarged dropped keystone. Four triglyphs and flat pediment
over. Piano nobile has 12-paned sashes without keyblocks and aprons below sills. Inter-
mittent balustraded parapet. South elevation originally two projecting wings with
recessed centre, each wing of 3 windows in raised stone architraves and aprons. Centre
ground floor French windows. Cornices at corners only and raised stone quoins. 1814
Venetian stair window on upper floor of recessed section, and differently detailed Venetian
window of 1920 to the ballroom below.

East elevation of 7 bays, centre broken forward and quoined, and triangular pediment.
slender central doorcase supporting open pediment over.

Interior completely remodelled 1814 and 1920:

Stairhall of 1814 has Perron stair with iron handrail and bracketed treads. Black and
white chequer floor, black marble Ionic columns on either side. The staterooms all have
plaster decoration in the C18 manner dating from 1920. The NW room and the centre east
room have Adam type late C18 fireplaces with marble slips. Upper floor rooms all very
plain.

Original early C18 stairs with closed string to cellar. Brick vaulted cellars but with
one beamed section possibly a relic of the previous house on the site.
RCHM Survey notes

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CLARENDON PARK CLARENDON PARK
SU 12 NE
9/44 Clarendon Park
(Clarendon House)
23.3.60
I

Large house. Probably 1717-1737 for Benjamin and later, Peter
Bathurst, MP for Salisbury, died 1748. Chilmark ashlar limestone
facades and rendered brick to west side where C19 wing removed.
Hidden hipped slate and lead roofs. Two storeys and basement.
Plan has major entrance on north to large central stair hall, and
principal state rooms in each corner of rectangular plan, the
centre third of each front but south setting forward. South front
deeply recessed and filled with C19 ballroom. North front in
style of Thomas Archer; 2 storeys over semi basement, 9 window
bays, the central three broken forward and quoined, and with
segmental open pediment containing recessed blind lunette.
Channel rustication door surround with Venetian style arched head
and enlarged dropped keystone. Four triglyphs and flat pediment
over. Piano nobile has 12-paned sashes without keyblocks, and
aprons below sills. Intermittent balustraded parapet. South
elevation originally two projecting wings with recessed centre,
each wing of 3 windows in raised stone architraves and aprons.
Centre ground floor French windows. Cornices at corners only and
raised stone quoins. Recessed section has C19 Venetian window to
upper floor and similar window to ballroom under an arched hood.
East elevation of 7 bays, centre broken forward and quoined, and
triangular pediment. Slender central doorcase supporting open
pediment over.
Interior completely remodelled late C19-early C20. Stair hall has
Perron stair with iron handrail and bracketed treads. Black and
white chequer floor, and North Italian limestone chimneypiece with
terms and fruit swags. North-west room panelled above chair rail
and cornice. Plaster ceiling with central motif. C18 chimney
piece. Central room to east side also has full height panelling
over chair rail, cornice and fireplace with marble slips. Gallery
in south-east corner panelled with dentilled cornice, plaster
border to ceiling and arch-headed recesses on inner wall. Room
later opened to ballroom. South west room panelled, with carved
cornice, panelled ceiling with shallow ceiling beams. Upper floor
not seen.
(RCHM Survey notes).


Listing NGR: SU1946528541

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Source: English Heritage

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