John Rutty, 1689-1775, Physician and diarist born here. Wrote on medical subjects and A History of the Quakers in Ireland
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.
William Barnes, 1800-1886, Poet; schoolmaster at Mere, 1823-1835
Joseph Addison, 1672-1719, Poet; essayist and statesman, born at Milston
Helen Armstrong, Children's author whose first book, 'The Road to Somewhere', was published in 2000. 'Nip's Tale' was published in 2005.
Frank Sawyer, Water keeper and writer on rivers and angling; lived in Neteheravon.
Sydney Smith, 1771-1845, Essayist and wit; curate at Netheravon for a short time
Celia Fiennes, 1662-1741, Diarist, born and lived at Newton Tony
Charles Daubeny, 1745-1827, Vicar 1778-1827. Author of 'Guide to the Church' (1798), 'Protestant Companion' (1824) and other works.
June Badeni, Historian; lives at Norton
Elspeth Huxley, 1907-1997, Travel writer; lived at Oaksey
John Creasey, 1908-1973, Novelist; lived at Bodenham
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Ralph Whitlock, Writer and columnist; born at Pitton
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
Edith Olivier, 1873-1948, Writer; lived in Daye House at Quidhampton
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
Ferdinando Warner, 1703-1768, Vicar from 1790-2; wrote religious works, histories of Ireland, a book on gout, etc.
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
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Jethro Tull, 1674-1741, Author of works on husbandry; lived at Prosperous Farm from 1709 until his death.
A. G. Street, 1892-1966, Novelist and agricultural writer; lived for the latter part of his life at Mill Farm. Born in Wilton.
William Doel, Author of 'Twenty Golden Candlesticks!' (1890) was born in Southwick and became minister of the Baptist chapel there.
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Eustace Fulcrand Bosanquet, Wrote children's books as 'S. Ashton' in the early 20th century.
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Sir Richard Colt Hoare, 1758-1838, Historian and antiquarian; lived at Stourhead.
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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.
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.
Henry Hunt, Radical politician (1773-1835) born at Widdington Farm and a gentleman farmer of Upavon.
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