Ratford

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Coordinates: 51°26′35″N 2°01′26″W / 51.443°N 2.024°W / 51.443; -2.024

Ratford

Ratford is a hamlet in the county of Wiltshire, England, with a population of approximately 50.

It is located around 0.7 miles (1 km) north of the A4 national route, 1.25 miles (2 km) northwest of Calne (the nearest town) and 0.6 miles (1 km) south of Bremhill, the closest village. Other nearby settlements include the villages of Derry Hill and Studley.

The hamlet surrounds a crossing of the Cowage Brook,[1] a tributary of the River Marden; land to the south of the brook is in the civil parish of Calne Without while land to the north is in Bremhill parish.

The local pub is the Dumb Post Inn, on the north side of Ratford on the lane to Bremhill. Between 1900 and c. 1970 there was a Baptist mission room near the brook.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Victoria County History - Wiltshire - Vol 17 pp51-64 - Calne outside the town". British History Online. University of London. Retrieved 10 November 2015.