Teffont

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Teffont
Bridges - Teffont - geograph.org.uk - 759419.jpg
Bridges, Teffont Evias
Teffont is located in Wiltshire
Teffont
Teffont
Teffont shown within Wiltshire
Population 248 (in 2011)[1]
OS grid reference ST990317
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Salisbury
Postcode district SP3
Police Wiltshire
Fire Dorset and Wiltshire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
Website Teffont village
List of places
UK
England
Wiltshire
51°05′06″N 2°00′58″W / 51.085°N 2.016°W / 51.085; -2.016Coordinates: 51°05′06″N 2°00′58″W / 51.085°N 2.016°W / 51.085; -2.016

Teffont is a civil parish in the south of Wiltshire, England, consisting of the villages of Teffont Magna and Teffont Evias. It is in the Nadder valley, about 10 miles (16 km) west of Salisbury. The population taken at the 2011 census was 248.[2]

The parish was created in 1934 by combining the two Teffonts. For most of its history Teffont Magna had been a chapelry of Dinton.[3][4]

Part of Chilmark Quarries, a former stone quarry and now a Site of Special Scientific Interest, is in the far southwest of the parish.

Local government[edit]

Teffont has a parish council and is in the area of the Wiltshire Council unitary authority, which is responsible for almost all significant local government functions.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wiltshire Community History - Census". Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 26 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Parish population 2011". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 14 March 2015. 
  3. ^ Teffont Magna in A History of the County of Wiltshire: Volume 8: Warminster, Westbury and Whorwellsdown Hundreds (1965), pp. 74-78
  4. ^ 'Parishes: Teffont Evias' in A History of the County of Wiltshire: Volume 13: South-west Wiltshire: Chalke and Dunworth hundreds (1987), pp185-195. Retrieved 16 November 2010.