Allington, Salisbury

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The Old Inn, Allington
Allington is located in Wiltshire
Allington shown within Wiltshire
Population 493 (in 2011)[1]
OS grid reference SU203396
Civil parish
  • Allington
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Salisbury
Postcode district SP4
Dialling code 01980
Police Wiltshire
Fire Dorset and Wiltshire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
Website Parish
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51°09′18″N 1°42′40″W / 51.155°N 1.711°W / 51.155; -1.711Coordinates: 51°09′18″N 1°42′40″W / 51.155°N 1.711°W / 51.155; -1.711

Allington is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England, about 3 miles (5 km) southeast of Amesbury and 7 miles (11 km) northeast of Salisbury. The parish includes the village of Boscombe; both villages are on the River Bourne and the A338 road.


The south of the parish has evidence of Iron Age settlement and a Romano-British villa;[2] the Port Way Roman road crossed the parish in the southeast.[3]

Allington is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086.[4]

James Bell's A new and comprehensive gazetteer of England and Wales (1836) says -

ALLINGTON (formerly Aldington), a parish in the hundred of Amesbury, county of Wilts. The living is a rectory in the archdeaconry and diocese of Salisbury, valued in the king's books at £14 13s. 4d. and in 1839 in the patronage of the earl of Craven. There is a free school here. Distance from Amesbury 312 m. E.S.E. The population in 1801 was 75; and in 1831, 80. Assessed property, £721.[5]

In 1934 the neighbouring small parish of Boscombe was added to Allington parish.[3]

Religious sites[edit]

The Church of England parish church of St Andrew at Boscombe dates from the 14th century and is Grade I listed.[6][7]

A cottage at Allington was converted into a Primitive Methodist chapel in 1843[8] and extended in 1981.[9] By 2014 the building had returned to private occupation.

The church at Allington was built in 1851 on the site of an older church, incorporating 12th-century material. It was declared redundant in 2010.


The Andover to Salisbury railway opened across the southeast of the parish in 1857. In the north of the parish, the Amesbury and Military Camp Light Railway was built in 1901 to serve Bulford Camp, with a station at Newton Tony where the line crossed the Allington road. This line closed to passengers in 1952, with goods services continuing until 1963.


There was no school in Allington village. Early schools at Boscombe were replaced by a new building in 1902 which continued in use until 1972; the nearest primary school is at Newton Tony.[10] Allington has a pub, the Old Inn.[11]


  1. ^ "Wiltshire Community History - Census". Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Historic England. "Site of an Iron Age enclosure and a Romano-British corridor villa (223270)". PastScape. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Victoria County History - Wiltshire - Vol 15 pp6-12 - Parishes: Allington". British History Online. University of London. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  4. ^ Allington in the Domesday Book
  5. ^ James Bell, A new and comprehensive gazetteer of England and Wales (1836), p. 32
  6. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Andrew, Boscombe, Allington (1183690)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 
  7. ^ "Church of St. Andrew, Boscombe". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 
  8. ^ "Primitive Methodist Chapel, Allington". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  9. ^ Allington, Salisbury in BBC Domesday Reloaded
  10. ^ "Boscombe School". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  11. ^ "The Old Inn". Retrieved 24 August 2015. 

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