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Aldbourne

   

Charles McEvoy , 1879-1929, Dramatist, author and playwright who lived in Aldbourne in the early 20th century. Built Aldbourne Village Theatre, 1910

   

Hammond Innes , Novelist; lived in Aldbourne just after World War II.

   

Ida Gandy , 1885-1977, Writer, lived in Aldbourne

   

Johnny Morris , Writer and broadcaster, lived and worked in Aldbourne

   

Mavis Cheek , 1948 -, Award winning novelist who moved to Aldbourne in 2003; a moving force behind the Marlborough LitFest in 2010 and has run voluntary courses in prisons, including Erlestoke.

   

Muriel Foster , Writer on village and country pursuits; lived in Aldbourne.

Alderbury
All Cannings

   

Thomas Anthony Methuen , fl. 1841, Rector, who wrote a few poems on local events, as well as sermons and a memoir.

   

Thomas Anthony Methuen , fl. 1841, Rector, who wrote a few poems on local events, as well as sermons and a memoir.

Allington

   

Richard Hooker , 1553-1600, Theologian; rector of Boscombe, 1591-1595

Alton

   

Augustus William Hare , 1792 - 1834, Author of religious works and rector and benefactor of Alton Barnes from 1829 until his early death in 1834

   

William Crowe , 1745-1829, Poet; rector of Alton Barnes, 1787-1829

Alvediston
Amesbury

   

Catherine, Duchess of Queensberry , d. 1777, Friend and correspondent of literary men; lived at Abbey House

   

John Gay , 1685-1732, Poet and dramatist; lived at Abbey House with the Queensberrys 1729-1732. Wrote most of The Beggar's Opera here.

   

Joseph Addison , 1672-1719, Poet, essayist and statesman educated at Amesbury

   

Richard Hooker , c.1554-1600, Rector of Boscombe when he wrote the first 4 books (part 1) of his 'Laws of Eccesiastical Polity' published 1593.

Ansty
Ashton Keynes
Atworth
Avebury
Barford St. Martin
Baydon
Beechingstoke
Berwick Bassett
Berwick St. James
Berwick St. John
Berwick St. Leonard
Biddestone
Bishops Cannings

   

Ida Gandy , 1885-1977, Writer; born and lived in Bishops Cannings

Bishopstone (South Wilts)
Bishopstrow
Bower Chalke

   

William Golding , 1911-19, Novelist; lived at Bowerchalke

Box

   

Rev. W.V. Awdrey , 1911 - 1997, The Awdrey family lived in Box between 1917 and 1928 close to the western end of Brunel's Box Tunnel. Early experiences convinced him all steam engines had personalities resulting in books about Thomas the Tank Engine, Gordon, Edward and others. .

Boyton
Bradford on Avon

   

Jones, Roger , Writer, publisher and bookseller living in Bradford on Avon.

   

Joseph Rawling , Died 1866, Bradford postmaster, printer and bookseller who also wrote moral and religious books. Connected with Bearfield chapel.

   

Lord Fitzmaurice , 1846-1935, Statesman and writer from Bradford

   

Margaret Dobson , Local history writer living in Bradford

   

Michael Marshman , Local history writer and magazine columnist living in Bradford

   

Richard Willmott , 1809-1863, Poet, writer and anthologist; born in Bradford

   

Simon Green , Science fiction and fantasy novelist living in Bradford

   

Stan Hey , Novelist, scriptwriter, columnist and journalist who lives in Bradford on Avon.

Bratton

   

Marjorie Reeves

Braydon
Bremhill

   

William Bowles , 1762-1850, Poet; vicar of Bremhill from 1804

Brinkworth

   

Roger Scruton , Writer and philosopher living at Brinkworth

Britford
Brixton Deverill
Broad Chalke

   

Cecil Beaton , 1904-19, Diarist, photographer and designer; lived at Reddish House

   

John Aubrey , 1626-1697, Antiquary; lived at Broad Chalke

   

Maurice Hewlett , 1861-1923, Novelist; poet and essayist; lived at Broad Chalke

Broad Hinton
Broad Town

   

Geoffrey Grigson , 1905-19, Poet and literary critic; lived at Broad Town

   

Jane Grigson , 1928-1999, Cookery writer; lived at Broad Town

Brokenborough
Bromham

   

John Collinson , 1757-1793, Author of 'The History and Antiquities of the County od Somerset' (1791) and other works was born in Bromham

   

Pamela Belle , Novelist living in Bromham who uses Wiltshire locations in her historical novels.

   

Thomas Moore , 1779-1852, Poet and composer; lived at Sloperton Cottage

Broughton Gifford

   

Clifford Bax , 1886-1962, Writer; lived at Manor House

Bulford

   

Frank Sawyer , 1907-1980, Water bailiff and angler who wrote several books on fishing, was born in Bulford

Bulkington
Burbage
Burcombe Without
Buttermere
Calne

   

Joseph Priestley , 1733-1804, Scientist and theologian; literary companion to Earl of Shelburne at Bowood, 1772-1780

   

Robert Grosseteste , d.1253, Rector in 1225

   

Samuel Taylor Coleridge , 1772-1834, Poet; lived at Calne 1814-1815 and probably wrote Biographia Literaria here.

Calne Without
Castle Combe
Chapmanslade
Charlton (North Wilts)

   

John Dryden , 1631-1700, Poet and dramatist; resided 1665-1666 having married Lady Elizabeth Howard here in 1663

Charlton (Vale of Pewsey)

   

Stephen Duck , 1705-1756, Poet; born and lived at Charlton

Cherhill
Chicklade
Chilmark
Chilton Foliat

   

Auberon Waugh , 1939-2000, Jounalist and critic; lived for some time at Chilton Foliat

Chippenham

   

Francis Kilvert , 1840-1879, Diarist; born at Hardenhuish

   

Sarah Singleton , Novelist and journalist living in Chippenham

Chippenham Without
Chirton
Chitterne
Cholderton
Christian Malford
Chute
Chute Forest
Clarendon Park
Clyffe Pypard
Codford

   

James Ingram , 1774-1850, Distinguished Old English scholar and author, born in Codford St. Mary of an old local family

   

Romy Wyeth

Colerne

   

William Grocyn , c.1446-1519, Greek scholar, born in Colerne

Collingbourne Ducis
Collingbourne Kingston
Compton Bassett
Compton Chamberlayne
Coombe Bissett

   

Denis Constanduros , 1910-1978, Scriptwriter and biographer; lived at Coombe Bissett

Corsham

   

Edward Hasted , 1732-1817, Historian; Master of Hungerford Almshouse


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