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Village scene, Tilshead - geograph.org.uk - 2454394.jpg
The Rose and Crown public house and Tilshead Baptist Chapel, Tilshead
Tilshead is located in Wiltshire
 Tilshead shown within Wiltshire
Population 358 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference SU035479
Unitary authority Wiltshire
Ceremonial county Wiltshire
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Wiltshire
Fire Wiltshire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
List of places

Coordinates: 51°13′49″N 1°57′03″W / 51.2302°N 1.9508°W / 51.2302; -1.9508

Tilshead /ˈtɪls.hɛd/ is a village in the county of Wiltshire in southern England. It lies approximately midway between the villages of Shrewton and Market Lavington, and is located at the source of the River Till. Its population in 2001 was 359, down from a peak of 989 inhabitants in 1951.[2] The White Barrow long barrow site is nearby. It lies close to the geographical centre of Salisbury Plain on the A360 road.


The tithing of South Tilshead was a manor of Romsey Abbey until the dissolution of the Monasteries, which is probably how it came to be a detached part of the hundred of Whorwellsdown.


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