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.
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
Historic Houses Member: No