Alvediston

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Alvediston
The Crown at Alvediston - geograph.org.uk - 94920.jpg
Alvediston is located in Wiltshire
Alvediston
Alvediston
 Alvediston shown within Wiltshire
OS grid reference ST976234
Civil parish Alvediston
Unitary authority Wiltshire
Ceremonial county Wiltshire
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Salisbury
Postcode district SP5
Dialling code 01722
Police Wiltshire
Fire Wiltshire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament South West Wiltshire
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Coordinates: 51°01′11″N 2°02′32″W / 51.019802°N 2.042084°W / 51.019802; -2.042084

Alvediston is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England, with a population of 91 (2001 census). It is about eight miles east of Shaftesbury. It is the source of the River Ebble.

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon, who served as prime minister of the United Kingdom from 1955 to 1957 and won the 1955 general election for the Conservatives, was buried in St Mary's churchyard in the village after his death in January 1977.[1]

Domesday Book[edit]

Fragmentary records from Saxon times indicate that the Ebble valley was a thriving area, and the River Chalke is a tributary of the Ebble. The Domesday Book of 1086 recorded the division of the Chalke Valley into eight manors, Chelke (Chalke), Eblesborne (Ebbesbourne Wake), Fifehide (Fifield Bavant), Cumbe (Coombe Bissett), Humitone (Homington), Odestoche (Odstock), Stradford (Stratford Tony) and Trow . (circa Alvediston).[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Anthony Eden (1897 - 1977) - Find A Grave Memorial". Findagrave.com. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
  2. ^ "Microsoft Word - A,0.doc" (PDF). Southwilts.com. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 

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