Parade House

Grade I listed. built around 1720 for Robert Houlton, son of the wealthy clothier Joseph Houlton. It is the centrepiece of what Pevsner’s Guide to Wiltshire Buildings called “a stretch of palaces” along The Parade. For much of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, it was occupied by a succession of different tradespeople, including an apothecary, several drapers, and a milliner, and a shop window showcase was installed across the left side of the house at ground floor level. Later, it was the headquarters of Ushers of Wiltshire Brewery. Parade House is now a venue for weddings and events, and it even has its own stylish bar and cinema. It regularly holds public ticketed events and is also open for viewing by appointment.




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