Longbridge Deverill

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Longbridge Deverill
Longbridge Deverill.jpg
St Peter and St Paul parish church
Longbridge Deverill is located in Wiltshire
Longbridge Deverill
Longbridge Deverill
 Longbridge Deverill shown within Wiltshire
Population 821 (in 2011)[1]
OS grid reference ST869409
Civil parish Longbridge Deverill
Unitary authority Wiltshire
Ceremonial county Wiltshire
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Warminster
Postcode district BA12
Dialling code 01985
Police Wiltshire
Fire Wiltshire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament South West Wiltshire
Website Parish site
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Coordinates: 51°09′54″N 2°11′13″W / 51.165°N 2.187°W / 51.165; -2.187

Longbridge Deverill is a village and civil parish about 2.5 miles (4.0 km) south of Warminster in Wiltshire, England. It is on the A350 primary route which connects the M4 motorway and west Wiltshire with Poole, Dorset.

The parish is in the Deverill valley which carries the upper waters of the River Wylye. It includes the village of Crockerton and the hamlet of Hill Deverill; these are collectively known as the Lower Deverills (the Upper Deverills being the upstream villages of Brixton Deverill, Monkton Deverill and Kingston Deverill).

Local government[edit]

The parish elects a parish council. It falls within the area of the Wiltshire Council unitary authority, which is responsible for all significant local government functions.

The village falls in the 'Warminster Without' electoral ward. This ward starts in the north at Upton Scudamore, avoids Warminster then stretches south through Longbridge Deverell to end at Kingston Deverill. The total population of the ward taken at the 2011 census was 4,163.[2]

Buildings[edit]

The Church of England parish church of Saints Peter and Paul is partly Norman. It has memorials to the Thynne family including John Thynne (1515-1580) who built Longleat House.[3]

Longbridge Deverill has a public house, the George Inn.

The manor house at Hill Deverill dates from the 16th century and is Grade II* listed.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wiltshire Community History - Census". Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 28 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Warminster Without ward 2011.Retrieved 17 March 2015". 
  3. ^ "Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Longbridge Deverill". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 28 February 2015. 
  4. ^ Historic England. "Manor House, Hill Deverill (1200745)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 28 February 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Longbridge Deverill at Wikimedia Commons