The Wardrobe
58 Cathedral Close

Note tie rod anchor

Regimental Museum.

Although its present appearance owes much to 19th century alterations, the origins of 58 The Close lie in the 13th century.

At first the residence of one of the canons [clergymen] who served the Cathedral, it later passed into the hands of the Bishop of Salisbury. It is probable that use as a storehouse and administrative base for the Bishop’s household led to its name of The Wardrobe, a title first recorded in 1543.