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Latitude: 52.6852 / 52°41'6"N
Longitude: -1.8299 / 1°49'47"W
OS Eastings: 411595
OS Northings: 309737
OS Grid: SK115097
Mapcode National: GBR 4DN.L5T
Mapcode Global: WHCGN.VRST
Entry Name: 20, the Close
Listing Date: 5 February 1952
Last Amended: 17 June 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1194873
English Heritage Legacy ID: 382776
Location: Lichfield, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13
Civil Parish: Lichfield
Built-Up Area: Lichfield
Traditional County: Staffordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire
SK1109NE THE CLOSE
1094-1/5/208 (South side)
(Formerly Listed as:
Lichfield Theological College)
House, now divided into two. 1819 or 1833. Brick with ashlar
dressings; double-span tile roof with brick end stacks.
Double-depth plan. Georgian style.
3 storeys; symmetrical 5-window range. Stucco plinth, 1st
floor sill band and top cornice and parapet. Entrance has
rusticated opening with Tuscan aedicule with frieze and
cornice; recessed porch up steps is rusticated, with large
half-glazed door and 6-panel return doors; entrance to left
end has rubbed brick flat arch and half-glazed door. Windows
have sills, and rubbed brick flat arches over 12-pane sashes,
6-pane sashes to 2nd floor. Rear has centre breaking forward
under pediment and with brick terrace to ground floor.
INTERIOR: windows have shutters; recorded as having open-well
staircase, to right of centre, with cast-iron balustrade.
From 1872-1972, the building served as the residence of the
principal of the Theological College, which was housed in
1870s additions to the right, of which only the chapel of 1885
(not included) survives, the rest having been demolished in
(Victoria History of the County of Stafford: Greenslade M W:
Lichfield: Oxford: 1990-: P.66; Drury P: The Capitular Estate
of Dean and Chapter of Lichfield Cathedral: 1987-).
Listing NGR: SK1159609737
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