Harnham Landmarks Walk, Salisbury

This self-guided tour of Harnham starts from the southern gates of the Cathedral Close and crosses Harnham Bridge. Harnham has been inhabited since the Iron Age, so has a long history. Take this tour to visit Harnham's Old Mill Hotel, All Saints Church, Harnham Slope and other fascinating landmarks.
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Harnham Landmarks Walk Map

Guide Name: Harnham Landmarks Walk
Guide Location: England » Salisbury (See other walking tours in Salisbury)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
Author: Sandra
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Harnham Gate

1) Harnham Gate

Harnham Gate, or South Gate, stands at one end of Harnham Bridge near the Cathedral Close. This arched stone entry is an English Heritage-listed building. Believed to have been built in the 13th century, it is the least grand and the smallest of the four gates to the Close. Harnham Gate shuts at 11:00 P.M. and reopens at 6:00 A.M.
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St. Nicholas Hospital

2) St. Nicholas Hospital

St. Nicholas Hospital is located south of the Salisbury Cathedral Close. The first mention of the hospital dates back to the beginning of the 13th century. Today the hospital is a society under the supervision of the Bishop of Salisbury. It provides accommodation and assistance to retired men and women. Throughout its long history, the hospital underwent many structural changes, although some of its original medieval architectural features remain.
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Harnham Bridge

3) Harnham Bridge (must see)

Harnham Bridge, originally names Ayleswade Bridge, is one of three medieval stone bridges in Salisbury. Constructed about 1245 by Bishop Bingham, it was one of the passages over the River Avon in ancient times. The central foundation of Harnham Bridge is an island in the middle of the river. The northern part of the bridge has three arches and the southern has six. The bridge was widened in 1774.
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Rose and Crown Hotel

4) Rose and Crown Hotel

The Rose and Crown Hotel on Harnham Road was built in the 13th century and originally served as an inn. It stands on the banks of the Avon and has picturesque views of Salisbury Cathedral. The hotel is a two-story, timber-framed building, with a newer wing located along the street. In spite of its old appearance, the Rose and Crown has quality, modern facilities. The hotel also houses a restaurant and bar and has a terrace area where you can enjoy some tasty food and drinks.
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Harnham Slope

5) Harnham Slope

Harnham Slope is the forested area of Harnham, also known as Harnham Hill. A number of paths lead to the top of the hill where you can take in the impressive view of Salisbury Cathedral and the surrounding areas. You can see the West Harnham Chalk Pit located on the south side of the River Nadder, which is the only remaining quarry on Harnham Hill. Harnham Chalk Pit exposes the basal beds of the overlying Culver Chalk Formation and is an area of scientific interest.
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All Saints Church

6) All Saints Church (must see)

All Saints Church was built and consecrated in the mid-19th century in East Harnham on land granted by Lord Folkestone. Isabella Mary Lear built All Saints in accordance with the wishes of her dead husband, a former dean of Salisbury. This church was designed in the Decorative style. The stone bell tower dominates the north side of the church. Inside, on the north wall, there is a tablet dedicated to the memory of the people who died in WWI. Recently, All Saints has been restored; an organ gallery as well as some necessary facilities were added.
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Grasmere House

7) Grasmere House

Grasmere House Hotel is an old Victorian building that has a splendid location on the banks of the Avon and Nadder Rivers. The hotel is surrounded by about 1.5 acres of pleasant gardens, meadows and towering trees. The hotel offers modern facilities coupled with Victorian charm and is a popular venue for special occasions. The Grasmere also has a restaurant and cocktail bar.
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St. George Church

8) St. George Church

There are only two churches in Harnham parish to serve the local community - All Saints and St. George. St. George Church is situated in East Harnham across from the Water Meadows. The church was built in the Norman period around 1115. It is a small building that has been enlarged and restored over the centuries. Some smaller openings in the north walls, the chancel and the nave were part of the original structure. Other parts of the church date back to the 13th century, including the mural of the Appearance of Christ to St Mary Magdalene in the Garden. The church today is an intriguing mixture of the old and the new. The congregation always kindly welcomes visitors, so check it out for yourself.
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Old Mill Hotel and the Mill

9) Old Mill Hotel and the Mill

The Old Mill Hotel, located in West Harnham along the River Avon, was built in the mid-12th century. In the 16th century the house was converted from church property to one of the UK's first paper mills. The River Nadder was diverted to flow under the mill. The structure retains some of the original doors and windows. There is an eatery at the hotel, which provides indoor and outdoor seating. A short passage leads in back to the beer garden, which offers a tempting array of drinks.

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