Winterbourne Monkton

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Winterbourne Monkton
The road into Winterbourne Monkton - - 1010817.jpg
The New Inn, Winterbourne Monkton
Winterbourne Monkton is located in Wiltshire
Winterbourne Monkton
Winterbourne Monkton
Location within Wiltshire
Population160 (in 2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSU100720
Civil parish
  • Winterbourne Monkton
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSwindon
Postcode districtSN4
Dialling code01672
FireDorset and Wiltshire
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°26′49″N 1°51′25″W / 51.447°N 1.857°W / 51.447; -1.857Coordinates: 51°26′49″N 1°51′25″W / 51.447°N 1.857°W / 51.447; -1.857

Winterbourne Monkton is a small village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England, about 1 mile (1.6 km) north of Avebury Stone Circle and 6 miles (10 km) northwest of Marlborough.

The eastern boundary of the parish is the ancient trackway known as The Ridgeway.[2]

Local government[edit]

Winterbourne Monkton elects a joint parish council with the adjacent parish of Berwick Bassett.[3] It falls within the area of the Wiltshire Council unitary authority, which is responsible for all significant local government functions.

Parish church[edit]

The Church of England parish church of St Mary Magdalen is Grade II listed.[4] The church has 12th-century origins[5] but was rebuilt in 1878 by William Butterfield.


A National School was built in 1847 and educated children of all ages until 1949.[6] It became a Church of England primary school which closed in 1971; local children go to Broad Hinton or Lockeridge.

The village had a pub, the New Inn, which closed in 2012.[7]


  1. ^ "Wiltshire Community History - Census". Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 24 July 2015. Note ONS raw data encapsulates 'too small to publish all data for reasons of confidentiality of living people' Berwick Bassett in the parish data being here identical to output area E00162634 so no other demographic statistics will be available for a few decades from 2011.
  2. ^ "Victoria County History - Wiltshire - Vol 12 - Parishes: Winterbourne Monkton". British History Online. University of London. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Berwick Bassett and Winterbourne Monkton Joint Parish Council". Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Mary Magdalen, Winterbourne Monkton (1033812)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Winterbourne Monkton". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Winterbourne Monkton Church of England V.C. School". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  7. ^ "Villagers battle to save pub". Gazette and Herald. 10 January 2013. Retrieved 18 February 2016.

External links[edit]

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