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Selwyn House, The Close, Lichfield | by ell brown
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Selwyn House, The Close, Lichfield

Selwyn House is east of Lichfield Cathedral. It was built in 1780 by a canon.


Selwyn House is Grade II listed.


Selwyn House, Lichfield





1094-1/5/225 (East side)

05/02/52 Selwyn House

(Formerly Listed as:


House occupied by the Lichfield

Diocesan Trust)




House, now flats. c1780, enlarged early C19. Brick with ashlar

dressings, part painted; hipped slate roof.

3 storeys with basement; symmetrical 5-window range; central

full-height canted bay has windows to front only. 1st floor

sill band and top cornice and locking course.

Round-headed entrance has pilasters, entablature blocks and

pediment, fanlight and fluted frieze over 6-fielded-panel

door. Windows haves sills, and rubbed brick flat arches with

keys, over 12-pane sashes to ground floor, 6/9-pane sashes to

1st floor, but that to right of bay has 18-pane sash, over

9-pane sashes to 2nd floor, though central window has 6-pane

sash. Basement has iron area railings and bull's eyes to cants

of bay, one with entrance beneath.

Left return has basement and ground floor projection with

entrance to basement, mostly 12-pane sashes and balcony with

lattice balustrade and supports to swept roof with shaped

frieze, and French window; lateral stack. Right return has

basement and ground floor projection and projecting lateral


Rear has 2 large brick offset buttresses framing projecting

left half; ground floor has balcony as above; windows mostly

with 9-pane or 12-pane sashes.

The house is built on the side of the medieval moat and closes

the view at the east end of the close.

(Victoria History of the County of Stafford: Greenslade M W:

Lichfield: Oxford: 1990-: P.65).


Listing NGR: SK1166009810


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Taken on June 14, 2009