Malmesbury House and Bournemouth

Malmesbury House at Salisbury is featured on the front page of The Daily Telegraph Property supplement.

The house is in the cathedral close and next to St Ann’s Gate. Until 2006 it was the home of John Cordle who had been MP for Bournemouth East & Christchurch.

Lord Malmesbury was living there in 1795 when he inherited the Hurn Court mansion at Throop from his cousin Edward Hooper.

Hurn Court is now flats and estate agents sometimes suggest that George Frideric Handel played there. Sadly this is not so. Lord Malmesbury’s father, music-lover James Harris, entertained the composer at the Salisbury house.

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