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I awoke to the delightful sound of cathedral bells before we made our way downstairs for our final breakfast in Stoberry House. Some interesting conversations took place over breakfast including one involving a couple who were thinking of opening a B&B who were seeking advice from our hostess, Frances, on how best to go about [...]

7 Comments CherryPie on Aug 5th 2016

Mompesson House, ‘The House in The Close’, is a perfect example of Queen Anne architecture and was built for Charles Mompesson in 1701. It is noted for its elegant and spacious interior, especially the magnificent plasterwork and fine oak staircase.
See the important Turnbull collection of 18th century drinking glasses, fine period furniture and charming walled [...]

16 Comments CherryPie on Jul 25th 2014

Belly pork and black pudding accompanied by onion mash and red cabbage…
More about our visit to the ‘Haunch of Venison‘ can be found at the end of my ‘Salisbury Day Two‘ post.

14 Comments CherryPie on Jul 16th 2014

The Poultry Cross is a market cross in Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, marking the site of former markets. Constructed in the 14th century and modified in the 18th century it stands at the junction of Silver Street and Minster Street.[1] It has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building.[2]
The Poultry Cross is the only one remaining of four [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Jul 14th 2014

Within Salisbury Cathedral Close is Arundells the home of former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath.  It looks like an interesting place but unfortunately we did not have enough time to visit.

Arundells, in Salisbury’s Cathedral Close, reflects Sir Edward’s time in public office and contains his collections of: paintings, (including Wyllie, Singer Sargent, Piper, [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Jul 11th 2014

…The Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum.

16 Comments CherryPie on Jul 10th 2014

Salisbury Cathedral has the largest cloisters of any British Cathedral.

The cloisters were started as a purely decorative feature only five years after the cathedral building was completed, with shapes, patterns, and materials that copy those of the cathedral interior.
It was an ideal opportunity in the development of Early English Gothic architecture, and Salisbury Cathedral made [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Jul 9th 2014

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