Stratford Tony

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Stratford Tony
Stratford Tony is located in Wiltshire
Stratford Tony
Stratford Tony
 Stratford Tony shown within Wiltshire
OS grid reference SU0926
Unitary authority Wiltshire
Ceremonial county Wiltshire
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Salisbury
Postcode district SP5
Police Wiltshire
Fire Wiltshire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament Salisbury
List of places

Coordinates: 51°02′N 1°52′W / 51.03°N 1.87°W / 51.03; -1.87

A small village in south-east Wiltshire

Stratford Tony, also spelt Stratford Toney, formerly known as Stratford St Anthony and Toney Stratford, is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England. It lies on the River Ebble and its nearest town is the city of Salisbury, about 4 miles (6.4 km) away to the north east.[1]

St Mary & St Lawrence's Church, Stratford Tony, has been designated a Grade I listed building and is now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.[2][3] Its parish registers survive in the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre for Christenings, 1605-1985, Marriages, 1562-1983, and Burials, 1562-1988.[1]

The National Gazetteer (1868) said of the parish:

STRATFORD TONY (or Stratford St. Anthony), a parish in the hundred of Cowden, county Wilts, 4 miles S. W. of Salisbury, its post town. The village is situated on a branch of the river Avon, and about a mile W. of the road from Salisbury to Dorchester, near the line of the ancient Icknield Street. It formerly belonged to the Wests. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Sarum, value £393, in the patronage of Corpus Christi College, Oxford. The church is old, and dedicated to St. Mary. There is a parochial school. John Bampton, founder of the Bampton Lectures, was once rector of this parish."[4]

The Impressionist painter Wilfrid de Glehn lived at the village's manor house from 1942 until his death in 1951.