Perham Down

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Perham Down
Perham Down (geograph 2841781).jpg
Poppies Daycare Nursery in Perham Down
Perham Down is located in Wiltshire
Perham Down
Perham Down
Location within Wiltshire
OS grid referenceSU258489
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townAndover
Postcode districtSP11
Dialling code01980
FireDorset and Wiltshire
AmbulanceSouth Western
UK Parliament
List of places
51°14′20″N 1°37′55″W / 51.239°N 1.632°W / 51.239; -1.632Coordinates: 51°14′20″N 1°37′55″W / 51.239°N 1.632°W / 51.239; -1.632

Perham Down is a village in Wiltshire, England, in Tidworth parish on the eastern edge of Salisbury Plain. It lies on a minor road about 1+12 miles (2.4 km) east of the town of Tidworth and 1+14 miles (2.0 km) southwest of the town of Ludgershall. The county border with Hampshire is nearby and the nearest large town is Andover, Hampshire, about 7 miles (11 km) to the southeast.

The main feature of the village is Perham Down Camp which was rebuilt between 1972 and 1974 and renamed Swinton Barracks at that time.[1][2][3]

On Lamb Down to the south of the village is a linear earthwork, possibly a prehistoric boundary marker; it may have extended further north but that section would have been destroyed when the barracks were built.[4]

For elections to Wiltshire Council, Perham Down falls within Ludgershall and Perham Down electoral division, electing one councillor.[5] Boundary changes in 2020, effective from the 2021 election, place Perham within the Tidworth East & Ludgershall South division.[6][7]


  1. ^ "Tidworth". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Barracks". Tidworth Town Council. Retrieved 22 May 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ Baggs, A.P.; Freeman, Jane; Stevenson, Janet H (1995). Crowley, D.A. (ed.). "Victoria County History: Wiltshire: Vol 15 pp153-163 – Parishes: North Tidworth". British History Online. University of London. Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Boundary earthwork on Lamb Down (1009833)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  5. ^ "Election Maps". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 22 May 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "Parish warding arrangements for Tidworth" (PDF). Local Government Boundary Commission for England. September 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ "The Wiltshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2020". 17 March 2020. Retrieved 22 May 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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