Huish, Wiltshire

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St. Nicholas's Church, Huish
Huish Hill - - 282629.jpg
Huish Heart, a heart-shaped copse
Huish is located in Wiltshire
Huish shown within Wiltshire
Population 43 (in 2011)[1]
OS grid reference SU145635
Civil parish
  • Huish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Marlborough
Postcode district SN8
Dialling code 01672
Police Wiltshire
Fire Dorset and Wiltshire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°22′12″N 1°47′35″W / 51.370°N 1.793°W / 51.370; -1.793Coordinates: 51°22′12″N 1°47′35″W / 51.370°N 1.793°W / 51.370; -1.793

Huish is a small village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England, 2 miles (3.2 km) northwest of Pewsey and 4 miles (6.4 km) southwest of Marlborough. It is on the south-facing edge of the Marlborough Downs, where the downs adjoin the Vale of Pewsey.

Huish is known for its "heart", the wooden outline for a heart near Huish Hill with planted flowers in it. This makes the heart a geoglyph, but not quite a hill figure like the many surrounding "white horses" such as the Marlborough White Horse.

Local government[edit]

Although a civil parish in its own right, Huish elects a joint parish council with the larger neighbouring parish of Wilcot. The full name of the council is 'Wilcot and Huish (with Oare)'.[2]

Huish falls within the area of the Wiltshire Council unitary authority, which is responsible for all significant local government functions, and is represented there by Paul Oatway who succeeded Brigadier Robert Hall in 2013.


The total of residents reached a high of 133 in 1841 and again in 1861 (having slightly fallen in 1851), before reaching a low of 30 in 1971.[1]

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Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Wiltshire Community History - Census". Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 15 February 2015.  Note ONS raw data (as opposed to this County Council figure) is for an area 'too small to publish all data for reasons of confidentiality of living people' its parish data being combined with much of Wilcot into output area E00162557 so more demographic statistics will become available in a few decades from 2011
  2. ^ "Standing Orders" (PDF). Wilcot and Huish (with Oare) Parish Council. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 

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