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Date Question Asked: Monday 4th July 2011 10:07
Help! I am confused! Having read Desmond Hawkins' “The Grove diaries” I thought I would like to find out more about Ferne House. But while the Victoria History states the house was demolished forty years ago, and I cannot see it on any modern map, it is still described, under 'Berwick St John' in the latest edition of Pevsner's “Wiltshire” in the “Buildings of England Series”. What's going on?

Date Question Asked: Monday 4th July 2011 10:03
I have been unable to find the 1841 census for Castle Combe. Do you have a copy?

Date Question Asked: Monday 4th July 2011 10:03
What Easter Customs were there in Wiltshire?

Date Question Asked: Monday 4th July 2011 10:03
Can you tell me where flax was grown in Wiltshire between 1750 and 1850 please?

Date Question Asked: Monday 4th July 2011 10:03
What is the origin of the name Sarum? Is it merely the Roman (Latin) name for Salisbury?

Date Question Asked: Tuesday 7th December 2010 12:35
Do you have any knowledge of a mother and baby home situated in Mere, I have been informed that it was an annexe of a home called The Retreat in South Norwood London SE25. This would have been in the 1940 - 50s

Date Question Asked: Tuesday 7th December 2010 12:23
I would like to know about the silk mill in Mere in the 1800s.

Date Question Asked: Monday 13th November 2006 09:07
I would appreciate your help in finding the approximate location of "Lucky Lane" (could possibly be "Licking" Lane or "Locking" Lane) in Mildenhall where the 1841 census shows my ancestors, the Thomas Mortimer family, lived. If it helps to narrow down the location, the census shows Dunsford Mill (or Hill) and Mere or (Were) Farm before this entry, and Grove Farm after it. The Mortimer Family lived at " Warren" or "Minal Warren" from 1851 - 1871. and I would appreciate knowing where this was located also.

Date Question Asked: Monday 12th December 2005 14:45
Were pears grown as a crop in the Mere, West Knoyle, Eastknoyle area in the 1500s? Also I am intrigued by the word "Knoyle" does it mean knoll?

Date Question Asked: Monday 29th December 2003 09:58
I am doing a study on the Downton Cuckoo Fair and would like to know if there are any similar events held in any other areas of the county (even if they don't have the same name).

Date Question Asked: Wednesday 18th June 2003 12:48
Which is the smallest parish in Wiltshire?

Date Question Asked: Wednesday 21st May 2003 11:25
Did William Barnes, the Dorset poet have any connection with Wiltshire?

Date Question Asked: Friday 3rd January 2003 11:34
Are the dew ponds on the Wiltshire downs fed by dew and how old are they?

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