Ham, Wiltshire

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Ham
Manor House and church tower, Ham - geograph.org.uk - 1014735.jpg
Manor House and church tower
Ham is located in Wiltshire
Ham
Ham
 Ham shown within Wiltshire
Population 161 (in 2011)[1]
OS grid reference SU330629
Civil parish Ham
Unitary authority Wiltshire
Ceremonial county Wiltshire
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Marlborough
Postcode district SN8
Dialling code 01488
Police Wiltshire
Fire Wiltshire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament Devizes
Website www.hamvillage.co.uk
List of places
UK
England
Wiltshire

Coordinates: 51°21′50″N 1°31′37″W / 51.364°N 1.527°W / 51.364; -1.527

Ham is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England, on the Berkshire border and 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Hungerford.

Ham Hill is a biological Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Local government[edit]

Ham has an elected parish council. It falls within the area of the Wiltshire Council unitary authority which is responsible for almost all aspects of local government.

Notable people[edit]

In 1922, Lytton Strachey and Ralph Partridge, 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:

  • Dora Carrington (1893–1932) (painter and decorative artist)
  • Frances Partridge (1900–2004) (writer and diarist)
  • Lytton Strachey (1880–1932) (writer and biographer)

Notable buildings[edit]

The Anglican Church of All Saints is Grade I listed.[2][3]

Manor House[4] and Dove's House[5] are Grade II* listed.

Amenities[edit]

Ham has a village hall and a pub, the Crown and Anchor, which also houses the Indigo Palace Indian Restaurant.

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wiltshire Community History - Census". Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "List entry - Church of All Saints, Ham". English Heritage. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Wiltshire Community History - Church of All Saints, Ham". Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "List entry - Manor House, Ham". English Heritage. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "List entry - Dove's House, Ham". English Heritage. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 

External links[edit]

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