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The Almonry

A Grade I Listed Building in Wilton, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.0789 / 51°4'44"N

Longitude: -1.8604 / 1°51'37"W

OS Eastings: 409873

OS Northings: 131077

OS Grid: SU098310

Mapcode National: GBR 3ZT.BFP

Mapcode Global: FRA 66Z8.K0Q

Entry Name: The Almonry

Listing Date: 4 August 1951

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1365922

English Heritage Legacy ID: 319355

Location: Wilton, Wiltshire, SP2

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Wilton

Built-Up Area: Wilton (Wiltshire)

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Wilton St Mary and St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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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

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