Enford

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Enford
Enford is located in Wiltshire
Enford
Enford
 Enford shown within Wiltshire
Population 619 (in 2011)[1]
OS grid reference SU139516
Civil parish Enford
Unitary authority Wiltshire
Ceremonial county Wiltshire
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Pewsey
Postcode district SN9
Dialling code 01980
Police Wiltshire
Fire Wiltshire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament Devizes
Website http://www.enfordnewsletter.org/index.php
List of places
UK
England
Wiltshire

Coordinates: 51°15′47″N 1°48′07″W / 51.263°N 1.802°W / 51.263; -1.802

Enford is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England, 10 miles (16 km) southeast of Devizes and 14 miles (23 km) north of Salisbury. The parish includes nine small settlements along the banks of the headwaters of the River Avon. Besides Enford, these are Compton, Coombe, East Chisenbury, Fifield, Littlecott, Longstreet, West Chisenbury and New Town.

Etymology[edit]

The name is derived from the Old English Enedford meaning 'duck ford'.[2]

Local government[edit]

Enford is a civil parish in the area of the Wiltshire Council unitary authority, which is responsible for all significant aspects of local government. It also has an elected parish council, with mostly consultative functions.

Architecture[edit]

The Anglican Church of All Saints is Grade I listed.[3][4]

Chisenbury Priory is Grade II* listed.[5]

Archaeology[edit]

The East Chisenbury midden is a notable example of a large dump of archaeological material, dating to the 1st millennium BC. Sited on Salisbury Plain, the midden mound contains discrete layers upon layers of flint, charcoal, bones, pottery and excrement. It survives to a height of 8 feet (2.4 m) and is 460 feet (140 m) wide despite 2,500 years of weathering. The accumulation is believed by some archaeologists to have a ritual basis, with organised deposition of produce and waste being suggested as an explanation for its size and longevity. All Cannings Cross, 8 miles (13 km) to the north, is a similar site.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wiltshire Community History - Census". Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Enford, Wiltshire". Key to English Placenames. University of Nottingham. Retrieved July 29, 2012. 
  3. ^ "List entry - Church of All Saints and St Margaret, Enford". English Heritage. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Wiltshire Community History - Church of All Saints, Enford". Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "List entry - Chisenbury Priory, Enford". English Heritage. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 

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