Bulford shown within Wiltshire
|Population||4,201 (in 2011)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||South West England|
The village is part of 'Bulford, Allington and Figheldean' electoral ward. The ward starts in the north at Figheldean, stretches south through Bulford and ends in the south at Allington. The total population of the ward as at the 2011 census was 6,018.
The name is derived from the Old English bulut ieg ford meaning 'ragged robin island ford'. 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.
Bulford was served by a railway station between 1906 and 1963.
The Bulford Kiwi a large chalk kiwi on the hill above the village.
- "Wiltshire Community History - Census". Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 19 September 2014.
- "Bulford, Allington and Figheldean ward 2011.Retrieved 11 March 2015".
- "Bulford, Wiltshire". Key to English Placenames. University of Nottingham. Retrieved July 29, 2012.
- "Bulford". Surname Database. Retrieved July 29, 2012.
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