Market Lavington

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Market Lavington
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Village centre
Market Lavington is located in Wiltshire
Market Lavington
Market Lavington
 Market Lavington shown within Wiltshire
Population 2,257 (2001 census)
OS grid reference SU014541
Unitary authority Wiltshire
Ceremonial county Wiltshire
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DEVIZES
Postcode district SN10
Dialling code 01380
Police Wiltshire
Fire Wiltshire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament Devizes
List of places
UK
England
Wiltshire

Coordinates: 51°17′00″N 1°59′00″W / 51.2833°N 1.9833°W / 51.2833; -1.9833

Market Lavington is a large village with a population of about 2,300 on the northern edge of Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, England, near the market town of Devizes.

Status[edit]

Market Lavington was formerly considered to be a town and received a Royal Charter to hold a weekly market in the year 1254.

Today it has a Co-op supermarket, a pharmacist, a butcher, a newsagent's shop, a post office, two hairdressers, two pubs and other small businesses. There is also a Nursing and Residential Home. The manor house is now the junior boarding house for Dauntsey's School

As well as having its own elected parish council, Market Lavington falls within the area of the Wiltshire Council unitary authority, which is responsible for all significant local government functions.

Schools[edit]

The village has two schools, as well as a pre-school group. It is less than two miles from Dauntsey's School, in nearby West Lavington.

Events[edit]

Market Lavington hosts an annual barrel rolling contest and a tug of war on White Street, leading up Lavington Hill.

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