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This article is about the settlement in Wiltshire. For the English painter, see William Frederick Witherington.
Witherington Farm from southeast - geograph.org.uk - 1751162.jpg
Witherington Farm
Witherington is located in Wiltshire
Witherington shown within Wiltshire
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51°01′19″N 1°44′24″W / 51.022°N 1.740°W / 51.022; -1.740Coordinates: 51°01′19″N 1°44′24″W / 51.022°N 1.740°W / 51.022; -1.740

Witherington is a small settlement in Wiltshire, England, in the extreme south-east of the county, a tithing of the civil parish of Downton.

Although surveyed in the Domesday Book in the 11th century,[1] it is now little more than one farm. The farmhouse, built about 1700, is a Grade II listed building.[2]

By 1147 there was probably a church at Witherington, dependent on Downton. As the population declined it was abandoned, probably in the 15th century.[3]

When civil parishes were created in 1897, the tithing was part of the parish of Standlynch with Charlton All Saints. This parish was united with Downton in 1934.[3]


  1. ^ Witherington in the Domesday Book
  2. ^ Historic England. "Witherington Farmhouse and attached cottage (1023910)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Baggs, A.P.; Crittall, Elizabeth; Freeman, Jane; Stevenson, Janet H (1987). Crowley, D.A., ed. "Victoria County History - Wiltshire - Vol 11 pp19-77 - Parishes: Downton". British History Online. University of London. Retrieved 20 July 2016.