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Wiltshire Community History

Timeline for Date 1800

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Aldbourne Early 1800s Trade in rabbits ceases following enclosure of the land; willow weaving begun in the village as a cottage industry
Aldbourne C.1800 Workhouse opened in Bay House in South Street
Aldbourne Late 1800s Baydon Street renamed Oxford Street
Box Late 1800s By the end of the 19th century, there were nearly 700 quarry workers in the parish as the quarrying indsutry flourished
Broughton Gifford 1800s Further extensions to Broughton House, protests against decline of the hand loom weaving industry erupt.
Broughton Gifford Early 1800s Broughton Gifford Manor House is converted in to two houses; records show that wheat, oats and peas were the main crops in the parish.
Calne Early 1800s The Borough Arms (now the King's Arms) in High Street and a post office in existence
Calne 1800 Lower Mill at Quemerford is rebuilt as a cloth factory
Corsham 1800 John Nash employed to enlarge the house at Corsham Court: cloth industry ceases
Downton 1800s Downton Parish was considerably reduced in size.
Downton 1800s Lace making died out.
Great Somerford Early 1800s The old maltings built
Hullavington 1800 The Quaker Society of Hullavington is one of only seven active in the whole of Wiltshire
Keevil 1800s The Crown Inn recuilt and re-named the Crown and Rose
Melksham Early 1800s The King's Arms Hotel is built
Minety C.1800 Askew Bridge House and Tellings Farmhouse built
Pewsey Early 1800s Post Office opened in Market Place
Pewsey 1800 There is a fire engine in the village by this time
Pewsey Late 1800s New Strict Baptist Chapel built near the Town Mill
Purton 1800s Medieval wall paintings uncovered at St. Mary's church
Ramsbury Late 1800s Many labourers from Ramsbury recruited to work for the Patagonian Sheep Farming Company Ltd founded in Patagonia by Walter Brind Waldron
Ramsbury 1800 Sir Francis Burdett inherits Ramsbury manor which remains in the family for 250 years
Sherston Early 1800s Church House let out as a poor house by church wardens
Westbury C.1800 Boyer's Mill built
Westbury 1800 Leighton House built by Thomas Henry Hele Phipps
Wiltshire C.1800 Population of Wiltshire 184,000 (approx).
Wootton Bassett 1800s Agriculture is still the main occupation of the parish



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