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WILLIAM CLOSE

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A stable for the doctor’s horse once existed at the back of the house, then known as Holt’s Yard. The house has a roofed, side entry. Dr. Close had a large hole bored through the beams of this structure for storing the tubes of his brass musical instruments to catch the wind. The hole is still visible but no longer serves a useful purpose. However, the beams provide summer nesting homes for successive families of swallows.