Bulford shown within Wiltshire
|Population||4,698 (2001 Census)|
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|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||South West England|
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.
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.
- WiltshireCouncil: Wiltshire Community History: Bulford Census Information
- "Bulford, Wiltshire". Key to English Placenames. University of Nottingham. Retrieved July 29, 2012.
- "Bulford". Surname Database. Retrieved July 29, 2012.
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