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Marston Maisey
Melksham

   

John Rutty , 1689-1775, Physician and diarist born here. Wrote on medical subjects and A History of the Quakers in Ireland

Melksham Without

   

Julia de Lacy Mann , 1891-1985, Books on the economic history of the textile industries & Principal of St. Hilda's College, Oxford. Lived at Bowerhill.

Mere

   

William Barnes , 1800-1886, Poet; schoolmaster at Mere, 1823-1835

Mildenhall
Milston

   

Joseph Addison , 1672-1719, Poet; essayist and statesman, born at Milston

Milton Lilbourne
Minety

   

Helen Armstrong , Children's author whose first book, 'The Road to Somewhere', was published in 2000. 'Nip's Tale' was published in 2005.

Monkton Farleigh
Netheravon

   

Frank Sawyer , Water keeper and writer on rivers and angling; lived in Neteheravon.

   

Oliver Kite

   

Sydney Smith , 1771-1845, Essayist and wit; curate at Netheravon for a short time

Netherhampton
Nettleton
Newton Toney

   

Celia Fiennes , 1662-1741, Diarist, born and lived at Newton Tony

North Bradley

   

Charles Daubeny , 1745-1827, Vicar 1778-1827. Author of 'Guide to the Church' (1798), 'Protestant Companion' (1824) and other works.

North Newnton
North Wraxall
Norton

   

June Badeni , Historian; lives at Norton

Norton Bavant
Oaksey

   

Elspeth Huxley , 1907-1997, Travel writer; lived at Oaksey

Odstock

   

John Creasey , 1908-1973, Novelist; lived at Bodenham

Ogbourne St. Andrew
Ogbourne St. George
Orcheston
Patney
Pewsey
Pitton & Farley

   

Ralph Whitlock , Writer and columnist; born at Pitton

Potterne

   

Edith Miles , 20th century, Writer of children's novels (published 1929-1940) and schoolteacher, lived at Potterne.

   

Nigel Balchin , 1908-1971, Novelist; born in Potterne

Poulshot
Preshute
Purton
Quidhampton

   

Edith Olivier , 1873-1948, Writer; lived in Daye House at Quidhampton

Ramsbury
Redlynch

   

Herbert Mann Livens , 1860-1946, Resident of Nomansland who wrote a book on the village and 2 books on natural history

   

Pamela M. Henderson , Novelist and poet who was born and brought up in Redlynch. Also uses the pseudonyms of Paula Forest & Katie Morgan

Roundway
Rowde

   

Ferdinando Warner , 1703-1768, Vicar from 1790-2; wrote religious works, histories of Ireland, a book on gout, etc.

Rushall
Salisbury

   

Anthony Trollope , 1815-1882, Novelist; conceived idea for The Warden when walking alongside R. Avon near The Close.

   

George Herbert , 1593-1633, Poet; rector of Bemerton

   

Henry Fielding , 1707-1754, Novelist;, married a Miss Craddock of Salisbury, lived in 3 houses in the city, wrote part of Tom Jones (1749) at Milford.

   

James Harris , 1709-1780, Grammarian; born in The Close. Wrote Hermes, or a Philosophical Inquiry concerning Universal Grammar (1751)

   

John Foxe , 1516-1587, Martyrologist, canon of Salisbury Cathedral from 1563

   

John Jewel , 1522-1571, Theologian; bishop of Salisbury 1560-1571

   

John of Salisbury , c.1118-1180, Scholar and statesman; born at, or near, Old Sarum

   

John Thornborough , 1551-1641, Churchman and radical writer; born in Salisbury

   

John Tobin , 1770-1804, Dramatist; born at Salisbury

   

Michael Maschiart , d. 1598, Latin poet; born in Salisbury.

   

Philip Massinger , 1583-1640, Dramatist; born at Salisbury

   

Richard Hayter , 1611-1684, Theological writer born in Salisbury.

   

Sir Tobie Matthew , 1577-1655, Catholic churchman and polemicist; born in Salisbury.

   

Thomas Bennet , 1673-1728, Religious polemicist; born in Salisbury.

   

William Coxe , 1747-1828, Historian; died in Salisbury

   

William Golding , 1911-1993, Novelist; teacher in Salisbury

Savernake
Seagry
Sedgehill & Semley
Seend
Semington
Shalbourne

   

Jethro Tull , 1674-1741, Author of works on husbandry; lived at Prosperous Farm from 1709 until his death.

Sherrington
Sherston
Shrewton
Sopworth
South Newton

   

A. G. Street , 1892-1966, Novelist and agricultural writer; lived for the latter part of his life at Mill Farm. Born in Wilton.

South Wraxall
Southwick

   

William Doel , Author of 'Twenty Golden Candlesticks!' (1890) was born in Southwick and became minister of the Baptist chapel there.

Stanton St. Bernard
Stanton St. Quintin
Stapleford
Staverton
Steeple Ashton

   

Eustace Fulcrand Bosanquet , Wrote children's books as 'S. Ashton' in the early 20th century.

Steeple Langford
Stert
Stockton
Stourton with Gasper

   

Sir Richard Colt Hoare , 1758-1838, Historian and antiquarian; lived at Stourhead.

Stratford Tony
Sutton Benger
Sutton Mandeville
Sutton Veny

   

Ella Noyes

Swallowcliffe

   

James Leasor , 1923 - 2007, Popular author of over 50 books, including thrillers, historical novels and biographies, who lived in Swallowcliffe from 1969 until his death in 2007.

Teffont
Tidcombe & Fosbury
Tidworth
Tilshead
Tisbury

   

Arthur Ransome , 1884-1967, Novelist; biographer, essayist; lived at West Hatch

   

Lockwood Kipling , 1837-1911, Father of Rudyard Kipling and illustrator of some of his books. He and his wife lived here and are buried here.

   

Rex Sawyer , Local history writer and novelist living in Tisbury

   

Sir John Davies , 1569-1626, Statesman, dramatist and and poet (including notorious epigrams), Attorney General of Ireland 1603-16, was born and brought up in Tisbury.

Tockenham
Tollard Royal
Trowbridge

   

Bel Mooney , Journalist and novelist. Born 1946 in Liverpool and moved 1960 to Trowbridge; attended Trowbridge Grammar School.

   

George Crabbe , 1755-1832, Poet; Rector of Trowbridge, 1814-1832

   

Maureen Duffy , British novelist, who was an evacuee in Trowbridge in the early 1940s. She made the town the setting of her first novel.

Upavon

   

Henry Hunt , Radical politician (1773-1835) born at Widdington Farm and a gentleman farmer of Upavon.


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