I came to Salisbury to talk in the Cathedral, but took the opportunity of walking through the post-Novichok city and enjoying the fine early eighteenth-century houses in the Cathedral Close.
I started down Fisherton Street where the gaol was in the foot of the Victorian clock tower:-
Steynings in Crane Street is suffering from decay:-
Through into the Close, past the College of Matrons, founded by Seth Ward when Bishop of Salisbury in 1683:-
Mompesson House, built for Sir Thomas Mompesson, the MP for Salisbury, was closed:-
Arundells, where Ted Heath lived, was also closed (it looks as if I had too much sherry for lunch):-
Myles Place (1718), an amazingly grand piece of English baroque:-
And the Walton Canonry next door:-