Hazelbury, Wiltshire

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Hazelbury is a former village in the civil parish of Box, Wiltshire, England. It was about 0.5 miles (0.8 km) southeast of the present-day village of Box and 3 miles (5 km) southwest of the town of Corsham.

There was a Roman villa.[1] Hazelbury was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086[2] and had a church, which fell into disuse before 1540.[3]

The extinction of the village probably followed the Black Death pandemic.[4] Today only Hazelbury Manor survives: a 14th-century building in grounds of 186 acres (75 hectares).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Historic England. "Site of Roman villa, Hazelbury House (207977)". PastScape. Retrieved 30 October 2015.
  2. ^ Hazelbury in the Domesday Book
  3. ^ "Hazelbury Church, Box". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 30 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Box parish". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Archived from the original on 22 October 2015. Retrieved 30 October 2015.

Coordinates: 51°24′50″N 2°14′17″W / 51.414°N 2.238°W / 51.414; -2.238