Gibbs Close is in the Hampton Park area of Bishopdown Farm. I have no idea why it’s called Gibbs Close. A few of the roads in the area have names based on people’s surnames. There must be some connection between the names, but I’m sure I can’t see what it is.
However, ‘Gibbs‘ is a name with strong Salisbury connections – ‘Gibbs Mew‘ was the name of Salisbury’s brewery.
The Gibbs brewery was founded by the John Gibbs and his brother George Bridger Gibbs in the 1750s in Haslemere, Surry. George Bridger Gibbs set up a brewery in Salisbury, originally in Endless Street in partnership with Sidney Fawcett in 1858. The firm merged with that of Henry Mew in 1898.
The brewery was closed down in 1997.
The remaining pub company was taken over by Enterprise Inns in 1998.