Woodborough, Wiltshire

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Woodborough
Woodborough - geograph.org.uk - 121199.jpg
Woodborough is located in Wiltshire
Woodborough
Woodborough
Woodborough shown within Wiltshire
Population 292 (in 2011)[1]
OS grid reference SU108599
Civil parish
  • Woodborough
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Pewsey
Postcode district SP9
Dialling code 01672
Police Wiltshire
Fire Dorset and Wiltshire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
Website Parish Council
List of places
UK
England
WiltshireCoordinates: 51°20′17″N 1°50′49″W / 51.338°N 1.847°W / 51.338; -1.847

Woodborough is a small village and civil parish in the Vale of Pewsey, Wiltshire, England, about 3.5 miles (5.6 km) west of Pewsey. It is presumed to be named for the woods surrounding it.

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.

Church and chapel[edit]

The Church of England parish church of St Mary Magdalene is Grade II listed.[2] It has 12th-century origins but was rebuilt in 1850, then extended in 1861, by T.H. Wyatt.

A Wesleyan Methodist chapel opened in 1822 and closed in 1970.[3]

Transport[edit]

The Kennet and Avon Canal, opened in 1810, crosses the parish. A wharf at Honeystreet, a short distance to the north of the parish, handled cargo for the area. The Reading to Taunton railway line, built in 1862, became the southern boundary of the parish; Woodborough station closed in 1966 making Pewsey the nearest station.

Amenities[edit]

Woodborough C of E Primary School serves the parish and surrounding area.[4] The building began as a National School in 1873.[5]

The village has a social club.[6] The nearest pub is at Bottlesford.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wiltshire Community History - Census". Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 1 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Mary Magdalen, Woodborough (1035761)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 1 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Victoria County History - Wiltshire - Vol 10 - Parishes: Woodborough". British History Online. University of London. Retrieved 1 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "Woodborough C of E School". Retrieved 1 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "Woodborough Church of England (VA) Primary School". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 1 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "Woodborough Social Club". Retrieved 1 August 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Woodborough, Wiltshire at Wikimedia Commons