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Not to be confused with Redlynch, Somerset.
Redlynch is located in Wiltshire
 Redlynch shown within Wiltshire
Population 3,475 (2001 census)[1]
OS grid reference SU2021
Civil parish Redlynch
Unitary authority Wiltshire
Ceremonial county Wiltshire
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Salisbury
Postcode district SP5
Dialling code 01725
Police Wiltshire
Fire Wiltshire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament Salisbury
Website Redlynch Parish Council
List of places

Coordinates: 50°59′28″N 1°42′47″W / 50.991°N 1.713°W / 50.991; -1.713

Redlynch is a village and civil parish about 6.5 miles (10.5 km) southeast of Salisbury in Wiltshire, England. The parish includes the villages of Morgan's Vale and Woodfalls immediately west and south-west of Redlynch, Lover 1 mile (1.6 km) southeast of Redlynch, and Hamptworth and Nomansland 3 miles (4.8 km) east and south-east of Redlynch.

Redlynch was formerly part of the parish of Downton.[2] It became a separate civil parish in 1896. It was expanded in 1934 to include the former parish of Morgan's Vale and Woodfalls, split from Downton in 1923, and Nomansland.[3]

Parish churches[edit]

The Church of England parish church of Saint Mary at Lover is a yellow brick building[4] dating from 1837.[2]

The parish church of Saint Birinus at Morgan's Vale was built as a chapel of ease to Downton in 1894-96.[2] It is a red brick Gothic Revival building with stone dressings[2] and Perpendicular Gothic style windows.[4] It was designed by the Gothic Revival architect C. E. Ponting[2] of Marlborough in the style of his architectural contemporary W. D. Caroe.[4]

Redlynch vicarage was the childhood home of Bernard Walke who served as an Anglican priest in three Cornish parishes.[5]


  1. ^ "Area selected: Salisbury (Non-Metropolitan District)". Neighbourhood Statistics: Full Dataset View. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 10 June 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Crowley, 1980, pages 19-77
  3. ^ 'Parishes: Downton', A History of the County of Wiltshire: Volume 11: Downton hundred; Elstub and Everleigh hundred (1980), pp. 19-77. URL: Date accessed: 24 April 2013
  4. ^ a b c Pevsner & Cherry, 1975, page 381
  5. ^ Walke, B. (2002) Twenty Years at St Hilary. Mount Hawke: Truran; pp. 11-12, 190


  • Crowley, D.A. (ed.); Baggs, A.P.; Crittall, Elizabeth; Freeman, Jane; Stevenson, Janet H. (1980). Victoria County History: A History of the County of Wiltshire: Volume 11: South-west Wiltshire: Downton hundred, Elstub and Everleigh hundred. pp. 19–77. 
  • Pevsner, Nikolaus; Cherry, Bridget (revision) (1975) [1963]. The Buildings of England: Wiltshire. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. p. 381. 

External links[edit]

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