Quidhampton, Wiltshire

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The White Horse, Quidhampton
Quidhampton is located in Wiltshire
 Quidhampton shown within Wiltshire
Population 408 (in 2011)[1]
OS grid reference SU113311
Civil parish Quidhampton
Unitary authority Wiltshire
Ceremonial county Wiltshire
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Salisbury
Postcode district SP2
Dialling code 01722
Police Wiltshire
Fire Wiltshire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament Salisbury
Website Parish Council
List of places

Coordinates: 51°04′44″N 1°50′24″W / 51.079°N 1.840°W / 51.079; -1.840

Quidhampton is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England. It forms part of the Salisbury urban area and is around 2 miles (3.2 km) west of the city centre. The parish adjoins Wilton to the west, the unparished area of Salisbury to the north and east, and Netherhampton to the south.

The village is on the River Nadder and is close to the A36 road between Salisbury and Wilton.

The name Quidhampton probably means "muddy home farm" or "home farm with good manure", from the Old English cwéad (dung, dirt) + hām-tūn.[2]

Local government[edit]

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

Until 1894, Quidhampton was a tithing of Fugglestone St Peter, and it then formed part of the new parish of Bemerton until it was established as a parish in its own right in 1934.[3]


There is a pub, the White Horse, [4] and a village hall.[5]

Quidhampton has no church. For Church of England purposes it is part of Bemerton parish.[6]

Quidhampton quarry[edit]

The chalk pit known as Quidhampton Quarry is outside the parish, to the north of the A36. It is owned by Imerys and produced chalk and china clay until its closure in 2009.

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "Wiltshire Community History - Census". Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Mills, A.D: A Dictionary of English Place-Names, page 266. Oxford University Press, 1991.
  3. ^ "Quidhampton". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "The White Horse at Quidhampton". Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Quidhampton Village Hal". Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "Bemerton Parish". Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  7. ^  Stephen, Leslie, ed. (1889). "Forman, Simon". Dictionary of National Biography 19. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 
  8. ^ Ann Hoffman, Lives of the Tudor age, 1485-1603 (1977), p. 177

External links[edit]

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