Calne Blue Plaque Trail

The Calne Blue Plaque Trail is a walk around the centre of Calne visiting 10 points of interest. All the points along the walk are marked with a blue plaque.
Use the google map below to see where each plaque is situated.
Go to View The Calne Blue Plaque Trail in a larger map to see more detail, read descriptions of each point of interest and print yourself a map with the accompanying text for each point.

Guided tours of the Blue Plaque Trail can be arranged for the cost of a donation to the Heritage Centre. Please contact Sue Boddington on +44 (0)1380 828851 or email.

The walk assumes starting from Calne Heritage Centre but you can begin from any convenient point.

Points On The Trail

Here endeth the blue plaques, but while you are on the Green you could mention that
nos. 10, 12 and 13 are good examples of how the rich clothiers had their houses refronted to reflect their growing wealth and status.
Robert Adam, the famous architect, stayed at No. 13, the house with the pineapple finials on the roof, while he was working at Bowood.
No.19, Priestley House was indeed inhabited by Joseph Priestley, the scientist but only for a very short while, because he soon moved to the Old Vicarage in Mill Street, where he could often be found wading in the pond at the bottom of the vicarage garden. This is the real location of Doctor’s Pond, rather than the stretch of water further down by the supermarket.

Perhaps you could then come to the Heritage Centre to look at the photos of some of the things you have been discussing or perhaps you will repair to the patch of Blue or the Lansdowne!