DiCamillo Companion

Malmesbury House (Copt Hall)

  • Earlier Houses: An earlier house, Copt Hall, was demolished in 1399; the core of the current house was built on its site in 1416.

    House & Family History: Malmesbury was originally a 13th century canonry. In 1665 King Charles II visited the House to escape the plague raging in London; he addressed the people of Salisbury from the Malmesbury's oriel window, where his coat of arms remains displayed today.

    Collections: The contents of Malmesbury House were sold by Sotheby's on October 31 and November 11, 2017.

  • Chapel & Church: Handel used the Chapel above St. Anne Gate for recitals.

  • Architect: Christopher Wren

    Designed: West Façade

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  • Country Life: CXXX, 882 plan, 1002, 1961.

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Current Seat / Home of: John Cordle

    Past Seat / Home of: Harris family, 16th century. John Cordle, 20th century. George Apter, 21st century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Phone: 01722-327-027

    Fax: 01722-334-414

    Historic Houses Member: No