Wingfield, Wiltshire

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Wingfield
St.Marys, Wingfield - geograph.org.uk - 114594.jpg
St Mary's, Wingfield
Wingfield is located in Wiltshire
Wingfield
Wingfield
Wingfield shown within Wiltshire
Population 321 (in 2011)[1]
OS grid reference ST823567
Civil parish
  • Wingfield
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Trowbridge
Postcode district BA14
Dialling code 01225
Police Wiltshire
Fire Dorset and Wiltshire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
Website Parish Council
List of places
UK
England
Wiltshire
51°18′32″N 2°15′18″W / 51.309°N 2.255°W / 51.309; -2.255Coordinates: 51°18′32″N 2°15′18″W / 51.309°N 2.255°W / 51.309; -2.255

Wingfield is a small village and civil parish in the county of Wiltshire, England, about 2.2 miles (3.5 km) west of the town of Trowbridge.

The parish is bordered to the east by the Trowbridge urban area and to the west by the county of Somerset, where the River Frome forms most of the boundary.

History[edit]

Wingfield is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086-7 as Winefel, when it was held by the Bishop of Coutances.[2]

Notable people[edit]

Edward William Grinfield (1785-1864, biblical scholar) and Thomas De Quincey (1785-1859, writer) were educated at a private school at Wingfield.

Notable buildings[edit]

The 15th-century Church of England parish church of St Mary is Grade II* listed.[3][4] It is part of the benefice of Bradford on Avon Holy Trinity, Westwood and Wingfield.[5]

Stowford Manor, a late 15th-century farmhouse, is also Grade II* listed.[6]

Amenities[edit]

A National School was built in the village in 1852 and educated children of all ages until 1926.[7][8] It became a Church of England school, which was amalgamated in 2009 with The Mead Community Primary School at Hilperton.[9][10]

The village has a pub, the Poplars Inn.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wingfield - 2011 Census". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Williams, Ann; G H Martin (2002). Domesday Book: A Complete Translation. London: Penguin. pp. 166; 1425. ISBN 978-0-14-143994-5. 
  3. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Mary, Wingfield (1285304)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "Church of St. Mary, Wingfield". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "St Mary, Wingfield". A Church Near You. Church of England. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  6. ^ Historic England. "Stowford Manor (1180800)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  7. ^ "Victoria County History - Wiltshire - Vol 7 - Parishes: Wingfield". British History Online. University of London. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  8. ^ "Wingfield Church of England School". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  9. ^ Allen, Rachel (1 October 2010). "Wingfield village school doing well after merger". Wiltshire Times. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  10. ^ "The Mead Community Primary School". Retrieved 20 July 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Wingfield, Wiltshire at Wikimedia Commons