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Coordinates: 51°19′N 1°48′W / 51.32°N 1.80°W / 51.32; -1.80

Manningford is located in Wiltshire
 Manningford shown within Wiltshire
Population 385 (2001 census)[1]
OS grid reference SU140580
Civil parish Manningford
Unitary authority Wiltshire
Ceremonial county Wiltshire
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district SN9
Dialling code 01672
Police Wiltshire
Fire Wiltshire
Ambulance Great Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament Devizes
Website The Manningfords
List of places

Manningford is a civil parish in Wiltshire, England. The parish includes the villages of Manningford Abbots, Manningford Bohune, Manningford Bohune Common and Manningford Bruce, together known as the Manningfords.


Manningford Abbots or Abbas[edit]

The eastern third of the Parish, so- called from its ownership by the Abbot of Hyde Abbey, Winchester, founded by Alfred the Great. The Abbot also had the chapelry at Alton Priors. He held it until the Dissolution of the Monasteries. In 1547 it went to the Seymour family (Dukes of Somerset and then Northumberland) until it was split up in 1768. There was probably a parish church in the 10th century and certainly one in 1291. Its dedication is unknown. The church was rebuilt in 1861-64 to designs by the architect S.B. Gabriel of Bristol.[2]

Manningford Bohune[edit]

The western third of the Parish, held by Amelric de Drewes 1086, name from 12th century Humphrey de Bohun (related to Bohun Earls of Hereford). The Church of England parish church of All Saints was built in 1859 to designs by the architect N.E. Clacey.[2]

Manningford Bruce[edit]

The central third of the Parish, held by Grimbald the Goldsmith in 1086, named after the Norman William de Breuse in 1275. The Church of England parish church of Saint Peter is Norman.[2]

Notable people[edit]

In popular culture[edit]

  • Caballito,[3] 2012 novel by Robin Baker. For part of the story the narrator lives in Manningford Bruce. Contains descriptions of Firth Copse.

Further reading[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Area selected: Salisbury (Non-Metropolitan District)". Neighbourhood Statistics: Full Dataset View. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 12 June 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c Pevsner & Cherry, 1975, page 330
  3. ^ Book Description. Retrieved 14 August 2013

Sources and further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Manningford at Wikimedia Commons