Salisbury Cathedral Close Preservation Society

Supporting Excellence in Heritage Estate Management

The Changing Close

Spring Lecture 2023, 16 February 2023,
by Emily Naish


Emily Naish is the Archivist of Salisbury Cathedral. The event was held at the Cathedral School, the old Bishop’s Palace, and included a display of documents from the Cathedral Archive illustrating the landscape of The Close over the centuries.  Some of these documents can be seen by following the link below.

The Salisbury Cathedral Archive holds mostly unpublished documents created as a result of the Cathedrals’ various activities over many centuries.  The earliest document is from 1136 and today the collection includes digital documents.

We were delighted to welcome a number of guests including the Dean, the Very Reverend Nicholas Papadopulos and Cllr Tom Corbin, Mayor of Salisbury.

Read the full, well illustrated paper here: