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Elegant and spacious 18th-century house in the Cathedral Close

When walking into the celebrated Cathedral Close in Salisbury, visitors step back into a past world, and on entering Mompesson House, featured in the award-winning film Sense and Sensibility, the feeling of leaving the modern world behind is deepened.

The tranquil atmosphere is enhanced by the magnificent plasterwork, fine period furniture and graceful oak staircase, which are the main features of this perfectly proportioned Queen Anne house. In addition, the Turnbull collection of 18th-century drinking glasses is of national importance.

The delightful walled garden has a pergola and traditionally planted herbaceous borders.

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Turnbull collection of 18th-century drinking glasses

Turnbull collection of 18th-century drinking glasses

Mompesson House is currently closed but many items from our collection are available to view online.  The Turnbull collection of 18th-century drinking glasses is the largest in the National Trust and the Hepplewhite Rudd dressing table is a fascinating example of 18th-century design. There’s also fine Derby and Bow porcelain, beautiful silver and intriguing stumpwork.

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