The Raven, Poulshot
|Poulshot shown within Wiltshire|
|Population||370 (in 2011)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Fire||Dorset and Wiltshire|
|EU Parliament||South West England|
The Anglican church of St Peter is 0.6 miles (1 km) southwest of the village green, at Townsend. The building has 13th-century origins and a tower from 1853. In 1962 the church was designated as Grade II* listed.
In 1775 Thomas Boulter, the village miller, was sentenced to 14 years transportation for theft. His son (also named Thomas), tried to run the mill but gave it up and became an infamous highwayman, committing many robberies in an area stretching from the south coast as far north as Cheshire and as far west as Bristol, before being hanged at Winchester on 19 August 1778. It is said that for many years afterwards, fierce guard dogs in the area were generally called "Boulter" after him.
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- Historic England. "Church of St Peter (1272991)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 11 January 2016.
- "St. Paul's Chapel-of Ease, Poulshot". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 11 January 2016.
- "Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Poulshot". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
- Notes at nikoko.co.uk
- Waylen, James (1856). The Highwaymen of Wiltshire. Devizes: N.B. Randle. Retrieved 11 January 2016.
- "Poulshot Church of England School". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 11 January 2016.
- "Poulshot". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 11 January 2016.
- poulshot.org.uk - Parish website
Media related to Poulshot at Wikimedia Commons