The Post Office, Hilmarton
Hilmarton shown within Wiltshire
|Population||746 (in 2011)|
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|EU Parliament||South West England|
|UK Parliament||North Wiltshire|
Hilmarton is a village and civil parish in North Wiltshire, in the West of England. The village is situated on the A3102 between the towns of Calne and Wootton Bassett, and 2 miles (3.2 km) south of Lyneham.
The Anglican village church of St. Laurence dates from the 12th century and has Grade 1 listed building status. The church owns what is believed to be an original edition of the King James Bible from 1611, a rare document of which less than two hundred are known to still exist. The Bible is no longer kept on site.
There are also a number of buildings to the north of the A3102 two of which have, in the past, served as vicarages but are now private houses.
There are two groups of dwellings on the Eastern edge of the village that were built in the 1950s and 1970s respectively.
Although the village has a history dating back many hundreds of years it was greatly transformed in the 19th century by the Poynder family who owned Hartham Park at Corsham. The family included John Poynder Dickson, 1st Baron Islington. The Poynders built a number of estate houses and almshouses together with a substantial school that is now a primary school.
Some of the older, pre-Poynder, buildings remain, including five thatched cottages dating back to at least the 17th century.
An extensive history of the village and the rest of the parish may be found in The Victoria History of the Counties of England published in 1970. 
- "Census". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
- "List entry - Church of St Laurence, Hilmarton". English Heritage. Retrieved 12 July 2013.
- "Rare King James Bible found in Wiltshire village church". BBC News. 6 March 2011. Retrieved 6 March 2011.
- "Hilmarton - from A History of the County of Wiltshire". Victoria County History. 1970. Retrieved 11 December 2011.
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