Bulford

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Coordinates: 51°12′54″N 1°46′19″W / 51.215°N 1.772°W / 51.215; -1.772

Bulford
Bulford is located in Wiltshire
Bulford
Bulford
 Bulford shown within Wiltshire
Population 4,698 (2001 Census[1])
OS grid reference SU155445
Civil parish Bulford
Unitary authority Wiltshire
Ceremonial county Wiltshire
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Salisbury
Postcode district SP4
Dialling code 01980
Police Wiltshire
Fire Wiltshire
Ambulance Great Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament Devizes
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The Bulford Kiwi before its clean in 2007

Bulford (grid reference SU175435) is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England, close to Salisbury Plain. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 4,698.

The name is derived from the Old English bulut ieg ford meaning 'ragged robin island ford'.[2] It is recorded in the Wiltshire Charter Rolls of 1199 as Bultiford and as Bultesforda in 1270. It is then recorded as Bulteforde in the Ecclesiastical Tax Records of 1291.[3]

The village is separated from the site of Bulford Camp, an army base, and is close to Durrington, Amesbury and Larkhill. Avondale School in the village is a private preparatory school that educates, amongst others, some of the children from the army camp.

Bulford is perhaps most famous for being the site of the Bulford Kiwi a large chalk kiwi on the hill above the village.

The village is the site of the confluence of the Nine Mile River with the River Avon.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ WiltshireCouncil: Wiltshire Community History: Bulford Census Information
  2. ^ "Bulford, Wiltshire". Key to English Placenames. University of Nottingham. Retrieved July 29, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Bulford". Surname Database. Retrieved July 29, 2012. 

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