Worton, Wiltshire

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Worton
Worton and Marston Village Hall - geograph.org.uk - 199264.jpg
Village hall of Worton and Marston
Worton is located in Wiltshire
Worton
Worton
Worton shown within Wiltshire
Population 624 (in 2011)[1]
OS grid reference ST975574
Civil parish
  • Worton
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Devizes
Postcode district SN10
Dialling code 01380
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′58″N 2°02′13″W / 51.316°N 2.037°W / 51.316; -2.037Coordinates: 51°18′58″N 2°02′13″W / 51.316°N 2.037°W / 51.316; -2.037

Worton is a village and civil parish about 3 miles (5 km) southwest of Devizes in Wiltshire. It is near the northern edge of Salisbury Plain in central southern England.

History[edit]

The first recorded mention of Worton was in a document of 1173.[2]

Until 1894 Worton (and neighbouring Marston) were part of Potterne parish.[3]

Geography[edit]

The Bulkington Brook forms the southwestern boundary of the parish. The village is elongated, set around the main High Street. Marston is just to the south, and Potterne is to the east, where the A360 road passes.[4]

Notable landmarks[edit]

Christ Church, the Church of England parish church, was built in 1841 to designs of T.H. Wyatt and is Grade II listed.[5][6]

There is a small Methodist chapel at Marston.[7] Worton had a larger chapel, built in 1849 to replace an earlier chapel; it closed in the 1990s.[8]

The village hall serves Worton and Marston.[9] Worton has a pub, the Rose and Crown, which is a Grade II listed 17th-century building.[10]

Five Lanes Primary School has two sites, with younger children at Potterne and older children at Worton.[11] The school at Worton was built in 1965 and replaced a school which began as a Sunday school in 1844.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wiltshire Community History - Census". Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Worton". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Victoria County History - Wiltshire - Vol 7 pp207-217 - Parishes: Potterne". British History Online. University of London. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  4. ^ Google (4 September 2016). "Worton, Wiltshire" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 4 September 2016. 
  5. ^ Historic England. "Christ Church, Worton (1243969)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "Christ Church, Worton". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  7. ^ "Marston Methodist Chapel". Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  8. ^ "Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Worton". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  9. ^ "Worton & Marston village hall". Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  10. ^ Historic England. "The Rose and Crown Inn, Worton (1243971)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  11. ^ "Five Lanes CE VC Primary School". Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  12. ^ "Worton & Marston Primary School". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Worton, Wiltshire at Wikimedia Commons