History

Look through our timeline to learn the history and story behind Clarendon Palace.

  • 2004

    Clearance, 25% sampling of archaeological spoil heaps previously undertaken reported in grey literature.

    Consolidation of standing remains, volunteer works, fieldwork across the estate and initial efforts to return the palace site to a grassland ecology were celebrated in a temporary marquee established in the Great Hall by the Estate on 26 June.

    2005

    Estate sale initiated by Andrew Christie-Miller.

    2006

    Estate bought by current owners.

    Mansion reroofed, repaired and restored as a private residence.

    2009

    Annual Clarendon lecture established in collaboration with the Friends of Salisbury Museum.

    2010

    Walkers Guide to Clarendon Palace published by Salisbury Museum.

    2013

    Friends of Clarendon Palace formalized.

    Current owners became Patrons, and a Newsletter established.

    2019

    Heritage Fund supported excavations conducted on two areas during June and July.

    Work began on finds of stonework, ceramic material, metalwork and ecofacts supported by the Friends and with specialist reports to be commissioned.

    2020

    All activities suspended due to covid19 pandemic.

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