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Bulford is located in Wiltshire
 Bulford shown within Wiltshire
Population 4,201 (in 2011)[1]
OS grid reference SU175435
Civil parish Bulford
Unitary authority Wiltshire
Ceremonial county Wiltshire
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Salisbury
Postcode district SP4
Dialling code 01980
Police Wiltshire
Fire Wiltshire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament Devizes
List of places

Coordinates: 51°11′N 1°46′W / 51.19°N 1.76°W / 51.19; -1.76

The Bulford Kiwi before its clean in 2007

Bulford is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England, close to Salisbury Plain. The Bulford Camp army base is separate from the village but within the parish.

The village is part of 'Bulford, Allington and Figheldean' electoral ward. The ward starts in the north at Figheldean, stretches south through Bulford and ends in the south at Allington. The population of the ward at the 2011 census was 6,018.[2]

The name is derived from the Old English bulut ieg ford meaning 'ragged robin island ford'.[3] It is recorded in the Wiltshire Charter Rolls of 1199 as Bultiford and as Bultesforda in 1270. It is then recorded as Bulteforde in the Ecclesiastical Tax Records of 1291.[4]

The village is close to Durrington, Amesbury and Larkhill. Avondale School in the village is a private preparatory school that educates, amongst others, some of the children from the army camp.

Bulford was served by a railway station between 1906 and 1963.

The Bulford Kiwi a large chalk kiwi on the hill above the village.

The village is the site of the confluence of the Nine Mile River with the River Avon.

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  1. ^ "Wiltshire Community History - Census". Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Bulford, Allington and Figheldean ward 2011". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 11 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Bulford, Wiltshire". Key to English Placenames. University of Nottingham. Retrieved July 29, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Bulford". Surname Database. Retrieved July 29, 2012. 

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