Ham, Wiltshire

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Ham is a village and civil parish in the English county of Wiltshire. In the Census 2001, the parish had a population of 152.

Location[edit]

Position: grid reference SU330629

Nearby towns and cities: Hungerford, Marlborough, Newbury

Nearby villages: Shalbourne, Buttermere, Inkpen, Combe

Nearby Ham Hill is a biological Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Local government[edit]

Ham is a civil parish with an elected parish council. It also falls within the area of the Wiltshire Council unitary authority. Both councils are responsible for different aspects of local government.

Notable Ham people[edit]

In 1922, Lytton Strachey and Ralph Partridge, both members of the Bloomsbury group, bought Ham Spray House (for £2,300), and several of that group and other writers and artists spent time there from then until Ralph died in 1960, including:

Village amenities[edit]

Ham has a pub, the Crown and Anchor, which also houses the Indigo Palace Indian Restaurant. The village hall is available for hire, and until May 2007 was used on most days of the week as a pre school.

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Sources[edit]

Coordinates: 51°21′51″N 1°31′39″W / 51.36421°N 1.52739°W / 51.36421; -1.52739

External links[edit]

Media related to Ham, Wiltshire at Wikimedia Commons