Salisbury Cathedral Close Preservation Society

The Changing Close: Landscape and use as reflected in the Cathedral Archives

A talk by Emily Naish, Salisbury Cathedral Archivist

6pm, Thursday 16th February: Salisbury Cathedral School

Photo by Sir Cecil Beaton, 1941. Bishop Lovett’s grandchildren with wartime evacuees

The landscape of Salisbury Cathedral Close provides an unparalleled setting for the Cathedral.  The Cathedral archive contains a rich collection of thousands of documents from the medieval period up to the present day.

This talk is about the changing landscape of The Close.  It will be illustrated by rarely-seen documents, including plans, photographs and surveys, which illuminate topics of particular interest and focus on a range of periods over the last 800 years.  After the talk, there will be an opportunity to ask questions and to take a closer look at the documents on display.

The ticket price of £10 (members)/ £15 (non-members) p p, includes a glass of wine or soft drink. We regret there is no disabled access to the first-floor location.

Due to the layout of the display places will be limited. Please book asap to avoid disappointment. To book, please click: