Wilsford, Wiltshire

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Not to be confused with Wilsford cum Lake.
Wilsford
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Houses, Wilsford
Wilsford is located in Wiltshire
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Wilsford shown within Wiltshire
Population 51 (2001 census) "Wiltshire Community History - Census". Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 16 February 2015.  (175 for Charlton St Peter and Wilsford, 2011)[1]
OS grid reference SU100572
Civil parish
  • Wilsford
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Ceremonial county
Region
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Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Pewsey
Postcode district SN9
Dialling code 01672
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WiltshireCoordinates: 51°18′50″N 1°51′29″W / 51.314°N 1.858°W / 51.314; -1.858

Wilsford is a small village and civil parish in the Vale of Pewsey in the English county of Wiltshire, about 4 miles (6 km) southwest of Pewsey.

The Salisbury Avon forms part of the northern boundary of the parish. To the south, beyond the A342 from Devizes to Upavon, the parish extends onto Salisbury Plain.

Local government[edit]

Wilsford elects a joint parish council with nearby Charlton St Peter; the council is named Charlton and Wilsford. It falls within the area of the Wiltshire Council unitary authority, which is responsible for all significant local government functions.

Amenities[edit]

The 13th-century Church of England parish church of St Nicholas is Grade II* listed.[2]

A school was built in 1848 and educated children of all ages until 1934. The building was demolished after the school closed in 1965; the nearest primary school is at Rushall.[3]

Archaeology[edit]

To the west of the village is a henge enclosure known as Wilsford Henge, although it can only be seen as a cropmark in aerial photographs.[4] Excavations of the henge began in 2015.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Charlton (Upavon) - 2011 Census". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 19 July 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 Charlton St Peter into output area E00162614 so more demographic statistics will become available in a few decades from 2011
  2. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Nicholas (1320070)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 19 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Victoria County History - Wiltshire - Vol 10 pp204-214 - Parishes: Wilsford". British History Online. University of London. Retrieved 19 July 2015. 
  4. ^ Historic England. "Monument No. 1002029". PastScape. Retrieved 24 March 2016. 
  5. ^ "Archaeologists unearth a skeleton in a Bronze Age burial at the Wilsford Henge excavation near Marden". Marlborough News. 22 July 2015. 

External links[edit]

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