Slaughterford

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Coordinates: 51°27′40″N 2°13′37″W / 51.461°N 2.227°W / 51.461; -2.227

Slaughterford
Slaughterford is located in Wiltshire
Slaughterford
Slaughterford
 Slaughterford shown within Wiltshire
OS grid reference ST839740
Shire county Wiltshire
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CHIPPENHAM
Postcode district SN14
Police Wiltshire
Fire Wiltshire
Ambulance Great Western
EU Parliament South West England
List of places
UK
England
Wiltshire

Slaughterford is a small village and former civil parish some five miles to the north-west of Chippenham in Wiltshire, in the South West of England. It is now part of the parish of Biddestone.

The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) said of it:

SLAUGHTERFORD, a parish in the hundred of Chippenham, county of Wilts, 5 miles N. W. of Chippenham, its post town, and 9 E. of Bath. The village, which is considerable, is situated on Box brook, a branch of the river Avon. In the vicinity is Bury-Wood camp, on the Fosse Way. The living is a perpetual curacy annexed to the rectory of Biddestone, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. The church, dedicated to St. Nicholas, is an ancient structure with a tower containing one bell.[1]

All significant local government functions are the responsibility of the Wiltshire Council unitary authority. Slaughterford is represented in parliament by James Gray and in Wiltshire Council by Jane Scott, both Conservatives.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Slaughterford at genuki.org.uk