Here are some useful websites for Bemerton and Salisbury that you may find interesting. I hope that they will be of use to residents, visitors as well as anyone doing some local history research.
If you have a website that you’d like to see listed here then please get in touch. If I’ve listed one that you’d like removed then let me know.
The Bemerton Local History Society website contains a lot of very useful information about the area and should be your first port of call. It contains a very useful property index with historic details of local houses.
St John’s Place is a Community Centre in Lower Bemerton and is available to hire for weddings, events, birthday parties and meetings.
St Andrew’s Church is located at the junction of Lower Road and Church Lane. It is a very small church and the final resting place of George Herbert.
A very interesting Wikipedia page about the priest and poet, George Herbert and his association with Bemerton.
Bemerton St John School is a small, Church Of England primary school located in Lower Road, Lower Bemerton. SP2 9NW
It was originally built for the Royal British Legion Housing Association but is now run by Housing & Care 21.
The flats were opened in 1982 by General Sir Patrick John Howard-Dobson GCB. – https://www.housing21.org.uk
An interesting article about the lorry problems in Lower Bemerton and the danger that they pose for residents.
The Salisbury Information Centre is located at the rear of the Guildhall in Fish Row. The staff can provide you with advice about local holiday accomodation, tickets for the Stonehenge Bus Tour, information and tickets for City and Ghost walks.
Wiltshire Tourist Information, an informed guide of Wiltshire attractions, landmarks & the history of Wiltshire.
Salisbury Cathedral is over 800 years old and has a 404 foot tall spire. It is famous for housing an original copy of The Magna Carta as well as the oldest working mechanical clock in the world, which dates from about 1386.
St Thomas’s Church is located in St Thomas’s square and is just a few hunderd yards away from the Cathedral Close. The Church is home to the famous Doom Painting as well as 3 medieval wall paintings in the Lady Chapel.
Arundells – The former home of Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath until he died in 2005. The house and garden are open to the public 5 days a week but check the website for details.
The Salisbury Museum – The Kings House, 65 The Close.
Mompesson House – The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EL.
The Wardrobe housing The Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum.
Boscombe Down Aviation Collection has a unique display of military fast jets such as the Hunter, Meteor, Lightening and Sea Harrier. You can climb into a lot of the cockpits and get a feel for what it was like to fly them. It is located at Old Sarum Airfield.
Wiltshire Creative has all the information that you need about Salisbury Playhouse, The Arts Centre and the International Arts Festival.
River Bourne Community Farm is home to a wide range of farm animals and an education centre employing full and part time teaching staff. The farm is located in Cow Lane, Laverstock. SP1 2SR
Waste Collection Calendar – Wiltshire Council area residents can find their rubbish, recycling and chargeable garden waste collection days.
If you know of any more useful websites for Bemerton and Salisbury then please do contact me so that I can add them to this list.