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  • Guided Tour of Longford Castle

    Guided Tour of Longford Castle

    Published on: 10th March 2017

    On Saturday 25th March, members of the Society and their guests will be given a guided tour of the Longford Castle, home of the Earls of Radnor for over 300 years, and one of the grandest stately homes of Britain. It was originally built in the late 16th century to an unusual triangular plan, then […]

  • Civic Society Conservation Awards Scheme 2016

    Civic Society Conservation Awards Scheme 2016

    Published on: 17th January 2017

    Over 120 people attended the Salisbury Civic Society Conservations Awards party at the Guildhall on Thursday 12th January 2017. The judging panel, which was chaired by Salisbury Museum director Adrian Green and also included Georgina Wright, Dieter Scholz and Melanie Latham, considered eleven nominations. Of these three were within Salisbury, and eight were outside the […]

  • White Hart Hotel

    White Hart Hotel

    Published on: 16th January 2017

    The application for the proposed extension to the White Hart Hotel was turned down at the Southern Area Planning Committee on Thursday 12th January. Whilst the Society remains unopposed to redevelopment of this existing rear extension; this recent planning refusal presents an opportunity to readdress our serious concerns on the two previous versions submitted. Efforts […]

  • Unveiling of Blue Plaque dedicated to Charlotte Cradock

    Unveiling of Blue Plaque dedicated to Charlotte Cradock

    Published on: 3rd January 2017

    Latest – 26th January:   Nice double-spread of photographs from the event in today’s Wiltshire Living – the glossy magazine that comes with the Salisbury Journal – see pages 56-57 The Society unveiled its latest Salisbury Civic Society Blue Plaque on Friday 6th January 2017 at House Number 14 in Salisbury Cathedral Close. The plaque […]

  • Society unhappy

    Published on: 8th April 2016

    The planning application for the first phase of a scheme to redevelop a large part of the Old Manor site with retirement housing has been approved. This phase includes a convenience store on the Wilton Road, opposite the law courts, and apartment blocks behind. The Society welcomes the return of the site to an appropriate […]

  • Updating the Wiltshire Volume of Pevsner’s ‘Buildings of England’

    Updating the Wiltshire Volume of Pevsner’s ‘Buildings of England’

    Published on: 2nd March 2016

    On 10 November, Julian Orbach talked about his work on updating the Wiltshire volume of Pevsner‘s ‘Buildings of England’. He started with the history of the Buildings of England series; the original concept being a paperback which you could put in your pocket and take around with you for ready reference. With changes in publishers […]

  • Lord Christopher Congleton

    Lord Christopher Congleton

    Published on: 1st February 2016

    It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of our Patron, The Lord Congleton,  on December 11 2015. Our sympathies go to his wife Hedi and family In 1995 Lord Congleton, agreed to accept the Presidency in place of Lady Radnor, having already taken an active part in the affairs of the Society. […]


    Published on: 11th December 2015

    The new owners of 71 Brown Street, on the corner of Brown and Trinity Streets, have two signs above their ground floor windows that they are not planning to use.  The thought is that these could be signs to inform people about the chequer.  Artists are invited to submit designs for the the signs above […]

  • Society rejects invite to meeting

    Society rejects invite to meeting

    Published on: 13th November 2015

    The Civic Society has rejected an invitation to a meeting on the Britford Lane Housing proposal.  The owners of these two fields have engaged a PR firm to try to prepare the way for a planning application.  When approached about the idea of a meeting, the Society’s response was that its opposition to the idea […]

  • The Maltings – A chink of daylight?

    Published on: 25th October 2015

    It has now emerged that discussions between Stanhope and Hendersons have led to a decision to produce a joint scheme, in a single phase, rather than the two phase approach which the separate ownership of the southern portion of the site had previously indicated and which always seemed unsatisfactory.  The Society views this as a […]