|Population||66 (in 2011)|
|OS grid reference|
|• London||88 mi (142 km) ENE|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Fire||Dorset and Wiltshire|
|EU Parliament||South West England|
The part of the Great Ridge Wood known as Snailcreep Hanging lies entirely within Sherrington.
Sherrington is near the larger village of Codford and is near the edge of Salisbury Plain. It is 7 miles (11 km) southeast of the town of Warminster and 13 miles (21 km) northwest of the city of Salisbury.
Sherrington had a parish church by 1252 and it was dedicated to Saints Cosmas and Damian by 1341. It was completely rebuilt in 1624 but the new building includes the early 14th century east and west windows of the original building; it is Grade I listed. It has a bellcot that was added in the 19th century.
The village has a large mill pond.
The Post Office Directory of Hampshire, Wiltshire, and Dorsetshire (1855) says of Sherrington:
SHERRINGTON is a township and parish on the river Wily, in the Hundred of Branch and Dole, and Warminster Union, South Wilts, 7½ miles south of Warminster station, 121½ from London, and 4 from Heytesbury. The living is a rectory, value £238, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Salisbury, and in the patronage of the Rev. Arthur Fane, B. A., vicar of Warminster, to whom the manor belongs; the Rev. Mason Anderson is the incumbent. The church of St Michael is a small edifice, with a bell turret; its east and west windows are finely decorated. Population, in 1851, 189; acreage, 1,280; rateable value, £1,023. On the downs are some ancient relics.
Most local government services are provided by Wiltshire Council, which has its offices in Trowbridge, some twelve miles to the north. With fewer than one hundred residents, Sherrington is unusual in having no elected parish council, and instead has a Parish Meeting at which all electors may attend and vote.
Boundary changes in 2010 created a new constituency of South West Wiltshire which incorporates the parish. Sherrington's current Member of Parliament is Andrew Murrison, while its representative in the Wiltshire Council unitary authority is Christopher Newbury. Both are Conservatives.
- "Census - Sherrington". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 21 April 2015. Note ONS raw data (as opposed to this County Council figure) is for an area 'too small to publish all data for reasons of confidentiality of living people' its parish data being combined with Boyton, Wiltshire into output area E00163596 so more demographic statistics will become available in a few decades from 2011
- Crowley et al., 1995, pages 234-242
- Pevsner and Cherry, 1975, page 469
- Historic England. "Church of St Cosmas and St Damian, Sherrington (1364328)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
- Post Office Directory of Hampshire, Wiltshire, and Dorsetshire (1855), p. 109
- Crowley, D.A. (ed.); Baggs, A.P.; Freeman, Jane; Stevenson, Janet H. (1995). Victoria County History: A History of the County of Wiltshire: Volume 15: Amesbury hundred. pp. 234–242.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
- Pevsner, Nikolaus; Cherry, Bridget (revision) (1975). The Buildings of England: Wiltshire. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. p. 469. ISBN 0 14 071026 4.
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