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Mompesson House

  • Earlier Houses: There was an earlier house on the site of the current house.

    Built / Designed For: Charles Mompesson

    House & Family History: Mompesson House is noted for its magnificent plasterwork and its fine oak staircase. The watercolor artist Barbara Townsend (1842-1939), mentioned in Edith Olivier's book, "Four Victorian Ladies of Wiltshire," lived at Mompesson for her entire life.

    Collections: Mompesson contains the Turnbull Collection of 18th century drinking glasses.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The walled garden has a pergola and traditional herbaceous borders.

  • Country Life: CXXIV, 1520, 1958. CXXIV, 1950, 1958.

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: No Park

  • "Sense and Sensibility" (1995 - as the exterior, and most of the interiors, of Mrs. Jennings's Chelsea, London, townhouse).
  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSE: Sir Thomas Mompesson, 17th century. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Charles Mompesson, until 1714. Charles Longueville, 1714-50. Hayter family, until 1800. Portman family, until 1843. Townsend family, 1846-1939. Neville Lovett, Bishop of Salisbury, 1942-46. Denis Martineau, 1952-75.

    Current Ownership Type: The National Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Visitor Attraction

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Phone: 01722-335-659

    Fax: 01722-321-559

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No


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