Mompesson House

  • Mompesson House, The Close, Salisbury, SP1 2EL
  • 01722 335659

Mompesson House is the largest house on Choristers’ Green in Salisbury’s Cathedral Close and is one of the most warm and welcoming. Its beauty was captured on film, with the Queen Anne townhouse being featured in the award-winning movie Sense and Sensibility.

It was built in 1701 for Charles Mompesson and is now managed by the National Trust.

The interior features beautiful mid-18th-century plasterwork fine period furniture and graceful oak staircase, which are the main features of this property. The Turnbull collection of 18th-century drinking glasses which is housed here is of national importance.

The secluded walled garden is an unexpected haven of tranquillity in the centre of Salisbury, with pergola and traditionally planted herbaceous borders. The layout was originally designed by Denis Martineau who lived at Mompesson House from 1952 to 1975 and although a renovation has taken place to enhance the planting, little has changed over the years.

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