Clarendon Palace Great Hall Gable
In July 2015 the MOLA Standing Buildings Team were hosted by the Friends of Clarendon Palace at the site of the medieval royal residence near Salisbury, Wiltshire. The team took the opportunity to produce a 3D photogrammetry model of the upstanding masonry at the east end of the Great Hall.
Built in the 13th century under Henry III and constructed from flint, Chilmark and Caen limestone bonded with lime mortar, the surviving structure stands to a height of approximately 5 metres. The monument represents the eastern gable end of a hall accessed via a porch in the south-west corner from a large courtyard. To the north were terraced gardens and extensive views over the 4300 acre deer park. The east gable stood at the high end of the hall and a south-eastern doorway allowed access to the royal quarters.
Clarendon Palace is part of a private estate but is fully accessible via a number of public footpaths and there are excellent interpretation panels to guide the visitor around.