Mompesson House, Salisbury

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... One attraction situated on The Close is Mompesson House which was completed in 1701 for use by Sir Thomas Mompesson who was the MP for the constituency of Salisbury at the time. The house has a distinctive Chilmark limestone facing reflecting the classic Queen Ann style of the late 17th / ... Read review

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If you have any sense you'll consider a visit Review with images

AdvantagesCheap and free for NT members, high quality antiques and decorative decor, stewards

DisadvantagesQuite small, second floor inaccessible for wheelchairs, may not be toilets, may not appeal to kids

"...situated on The Close is Mompesson House which was completed in 1701 for use by Sir Thomas Mompesson who was the MP for the constituency of Salisbury at the time. The house has a distinctive Chilmark limestone facing reflecting the classic Queen Ann style of the late 17th / early 18th Century and was actually constructed by Thomas’ own son Charles Mompesson. The house eventually passed hands to the Longueville family, then on to the Townsend family ..." Read review
08.10.2013

Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional

I found Charles II in a house near Salisbury Cathedral

Advantagesnot too big a property, good scones in tea room, interesting domestic collections

Disadvantagesgift shop is close by but not in the house, not especially family friendly

"...Salisbury meant getting close to Mompesson House, one of the filming locations for the 1995 film Sense and Sensibility, there was no question about it; it was going on my list of must-see things along with Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral. (In case you’re wondering, both the interior and exterior were used for parts of Mrs. Jennings’ London house.) It’s very easy to walk there from the Cathedral; Mompesson House is actually visible from the entrance/exit ..." Read review
05.08.2013

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A Little Bit of Sense and Sensibility Review with images

AdvantagesPerfectly preserved with polite and pleasant volunteer guides

DisadvantagesClosed in the winter months.

"...was a short one - Mompesson House or……Mompesson House. Actually that's a slight exaggeration since I think they also control Pepperbox Hill, one of my favourite country sites in the area but Pepperbox is free and will still be so when our membership runs out. We picked a miserable day for it with typical bank holiday weekend downpours. We didn't actually plan to go but our wander around Salisbury was getting so soggy that we took a bit of an 'any ..." Read review
31.05.2010

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A tranquil house in the city centre

AdvantagesLovely views over Salisbury cathedral, nice place to wander round for an hour

DisadvantagesTheres not a great deal to see

"...me and my Mum visited Mompesson House in Salisbury. It is not far from where my Mum lives so we thought we would go there rather than somewhere further away as it was supposed to rain. ==Where is and what is Mompesson House?== Mompesson House is in Salisbury City Centre, near to the Cathedral. The house is one of the smaller National Trust properties which was featured in the film Sense and Sensibility. It was the home of Barbara Townsend ..." Read review
13.04.2012

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Type Museum
City Salisbury

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