Pitton

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Pitton
Pitton - White Hill - geograph.org.uk - 1432293.jpg
White Hill, Pitton
Pitton is located in Wiltshire
Pitton
Pitton
Location within Wiltshire
Population751 (parish, in 2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSU212313
Civil parish
  • Pitton and Farley
Unitary authority
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSalisbury
Postcode districtSP5
Dialling code01722
PoliceWiltshire
FireDorset and Wiltshire
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
WebsitePitton & Farley
List of places
UK
England
Wiltshire
51°04′52″N 1°41′56″W / 51.081°N 1.699°W / 51.081; -1.699Coordinates: 51°04′52″N 1°41′56″W / 51.081°N 1.699°W / 51.081; -1.699

Pitton is a village in Wiltshire, England, about 7 miles (11 km) east of Salisbury, just off the A30 London Road.

History[edit]

A Roman road (now a bridleway) forms the northern boundary of the parish and is a scheduled monument.[2]

Local government[edit]

The civil parish of Pitton and Farley encompasses the villages of Pitton and Farley. The parish elects a parish council. It is in the area of Wiltshire Council unitary authority, which is responsible for all significant local government functions.

Primary school[edit]

Pitton School has been awarded International School Status in recognition of the work it has done to promote learning about other countries and their cultures as well as building partnerships with schools in such countries as Nepal.[3] The core subjects offered at the school are English, Maths, IT, and RE, but the school also offers art, DT, geography, history, languages, music and PE.[4]

Churches[edit]

The Anglican Church of St Peter is Grade II* listed.[5][6] It dates from the 12th century and was restored in 1878-80 by Ewan Christian. There is a window by C.E. Kempe.

A Wesleyan Methodist chapel was built in 1888 and extended with a schoolroom in 1934.[7] From 2008 to 2011 the building housed an independent school (Milford Park School) and in 2013 it was converted into two residential dwellings.[8]

Amenities[edit]

The village has a shop and post office, a pub (The Silver Plough), a park, a village hall and a small recreation ground. This recreation field contains a tennis court, a couple of goals, and a small area with a basketball hoop.

The Clarendon Way recreational footpath between Salisbury and Winchester passes through the village.

Buses into Pitton are run by Wilts & Dorset, serving two bus stops (one by the park, one at the crossroads). The main buses are the 88 & 89 to Winterslow, although there is also an X87.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pitton and Farley (Parish) - Population Density, 2011". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Roman road between A30 and Winterslow Corner (1005645)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  3. ^ Blake (11 September 2008). "International award for Pitton Primary". This Is Wiltshire. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Pitton C.E. Primary School". Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  5. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Peter, Pitton and Farley (1135702)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Church of St. Peter, Pitton". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  7. ^ "Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Pitton". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  8. ^ "Planning Decision S/2012/1387/FULL" (PDF). Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 30 March 2015.

External links[edit]

  • "Pitton & Farley". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 30 March 2015.

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