Organised by the Wiltshire Volunteer Fundraising Committee

Close secrets - Historic houses in Salisbury Cathedral Close

  • Bishops Palace |
  • Talk and Tour |
  • Wednesday 5 April 2017 - 10:30 until 15:30

An all-day guided tour to the Old Bishops Palace and three private houses in Salisbury’s Cathedral Close, including a light lunch at The King’s House Café in The Salisbury Museum. After visiting the Undercroft, and the Bishop’s private chapel and gardens, visit the first house, Aula-la-Stage, first built as a canonry in the early 13th century. In the Tudor period it was extensively restored with ceilings resembling Hampton Court’s. Following lunch, visit two contrasting houses: 68 Myles Place begun in 1718 and Hemyngsby on Choristers’ Green dating from the early 14th century.

The Wiltshire Committee are most grateful to the present tenants of all three houses for generously allowing this visit and to learn the fascinating histories of their properties.

The tour will end at about 4.30pm when tea (not included) is available at The Cathedral Refectory and Choral Evensong at 5.30pm.

This event has been organised by the Wiltshire Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.

Venue details

Bishops Palace
Salisbury Cathedral School, 1 The Close, Salisbury Wiltshire SP1 2EQ