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Wiltshire Community History

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Introduction

These pages contain information on 261 Wiltshire communities covering the whole of the Wiltshire Council administered area of the county; having been compiled by Wiltshire Libraries & Heritage. Every community page already has certain basic information, such as early maps, local administrative bodies, population from 1801, newspapers for its area, lists of local maps, the registration district, information on buildings and links to other sites of interest. Since our launch in May 2002 we have been adding much more detailed information for each community. This includes a further parish map, a brief history of the community, histories of churches and schools, a booklist, local authors and literary associations and images of old and modern photographs.

We are currently adding the full text and illustrations of over 70 key early works on Wiltshire. These can be viewed by opening Text Images in the left-hand column of this page. All original material, both archive and published, is available at the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre at Chippenham.

The 261 communities are all modern civil parishes with the exception of Imber, which has been included because of national interest. After we complete all 261 communities we will add a further 180 villages and hamlets which are distinct communities although they are part of a differently named parish.

There is full historical information available for the communities listed below and opening one of these will provide a link to that community:

Aldbourne
Alderbury
All Cannings
Allington
Alton Updated
Amesbury
Ashton Keynes
Atworth
Avebury
Barford St. Martin
Baydon
Berwick Bassett Updated
Berwick St. John Updated
Biddestone
Bishop's Cannings
Bishopstone
Bower Chalke Updated
Box
Boyton
Bradford on Avon
Bratton
Braydon
Bremhill
Brinkworth
Britford
Brixton Deverill
Broad Chalke
Broad Hinton
Broad Town
Brokenborough
Bromham
Broughton Gifford
Bulford
Burbage
Calne
Calne Without
Castle Combe
Chapmanslade
Charlton (North Wilts)
Charlton (Vale of Pewsey) Updated
Cherhill
Chilmark
Chilton Foliat Updated
Chippenham
Chippenham Without
Christian Malford
Clyffe Pypard Updated
Codford
Colerne
Collingbourne Ducis
Collingbourne Kingston
Compton Bassett Updated
Coombe Bissett Updated
Corsham
Corsley
Cricklade
Crudwell
Dauntsey
Devizes
Dilton Marsh
Dinton
Donhead St. Andrew
Donhead St. Mary
Downton
Durrington
Easterton
Edington
Enford
Erlestoke
Figheldean
Firsdown Updated
Fovant
Froxfield Updated
Grafton
Great Bedwyn
Great Cheverell Updated
Great Somerford
Great Wishford
Grimstead Updated
Grittleton
Hankerton
Heddington Updated
Heywood
Heytesbury
Hilmarton
Hilperton
Hindon
Holt
Horningsham
Hullavington
Idmiston
Imber
Keevil
Kilmington
Kingston Deverill
Kington Langley
Kington St. Michael
Knook
Lacock
Landford
Langley Burrell
Latton
Laverstock
Lea and Cleverton
Leigh
Limpley Stoke
Little Somerford Updated
Longbridge Deverill
Luckington
Ludgershall
Lydiard Millicent
Lyneham
Maiden Bradley
Malmesbury
Malmesbury St. Paul Without
Market Lavington
Marlborough
Melksham
Melksham Without
Mere
Mildenhall Updated
Milton Lilbourne
Minety
Monkton Farleigh
Netheravon
Nettleton
Newton Tony
North Bradley
North Wraxall Updated
Norton
Oaksey
Odstock Updated
Ogbourne St. Andrew
Ogbourne St. George
Orcheston Updated
Pewsey
Pitton & Farley
Potterne
Poulshot
Purton
Quidhampton
Ramsbury
Redlynch
Roundway
Rowde
Salisbury
Seagry
Sedgehill and Semley
Seend
Semington
Shalbourne
Sherston
Shrewton
South Newton
South Wraxall
Southwick
Stanton St. Quintin
Staverton
Steeple Ashton Updated
Steeple Langford
Stourton with Gaspar Updated
Sutton Benger
Sutton Veny
Tidworth
Tilshead Updated
Tisbury
Tockenham Updated
Tollard Royal Updated
Trowbridge
Upavon
Upton Scudamore
Urchfont
Warminster
West Dean Updated
West Lavington
West Overton
West Tisbury Updated
Westbury
Westwood
Whiteparish
Wilcot Updated
Wilton
Wingfield Updated
Winsley
Winterbourne
Winterbourne Monkton Updated
Winterslow
Woodborough Updated
Woodford
Wootton Bassett
Worton
Wylye
Yatton Keynell
Zeals

Information, including maps, FAQs, local authors and literary associations, are being added to communities continuously so make regular visits to see if there is new material for your community. Enter any community name as a search keyword and you will find some information for that community. Pressing 'Search' will display the full list of communities. The next community entries to be extended to full coverage are:

Durnford
North Newnton

The Updated flash shows when a community has been recently completed.

You can search for details of a particular community by using the search facility on this page or the search results page.

Please look at the communities in which you are interested for regular updates and if you have a local history enquiry e-mail us at Local Studies

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Community History - Last Updated : Thursday 21st August 2014

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