Winterbourne, Wiltshire

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Winterbourne
Farmland, Winterbourne Gunner - geograph.org.uk - 513108.jpg
Farmland near Winterbourne Gunner
Winterbourne is located in Wiltshire
Winterbourne
Winterbourne
Location within Wiltshire
Population1,238 (in 2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSU1734
Civil parish
  • Winterbourne
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSalisbury
Postcode districtSP4
Dialling code01980
PoliceWiltshire
FireDorset and Wiltshire
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
WebsiteThe Winterbournes
List of places
UK
England
Wiltshire
51°07′N 1°46′W / 51.11°N 1.76°W / 51.11; -1.76Coordinates: 51°07′N 1°46′W / 51.11°N 1.76°W / 51.11; -1.76

Winterbourne is a civil parish in south east Wiltshire, England, about 3.5 miles (6 km) northeast of Salisbury. The parish encompasses the contiguous villages of Winterbourne Dauntsey, Winterbourne Earls and Winterbourne Gunner, together with the hamlet of Hurdcott south of Winterbourne Earls (not to be confused with Hurdcott Manor near Baverstock).

The Port Way Roman road passes the villages on higher ground, on its route towards Old Sarum. The settlements are in the Bourne valley which also carries the A338 road and the West of England Main Line railway. Winterbourne was an earlier name for the river, which becomes dry in summer.

Local government[edit]

The civil parish elects a parish council. It is in the area of Wiltshire Council unitary authority, which is responsible for all significant local government functions.

The parish was created in 1934 by amalgamating the three ancient parishes of Winterbournes Earl, Dauntsey and Gunner.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wiltshire Community History - Census". Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Winterbourne". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 24 July 2015.