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Wiltshire

  • Administrative centre Trowbridge
  • County Flower - Burnt Orchid
  • People from Wiltshire are called - Moonrakers

This originated from a story of smugglers who managed to foil the local Excise men by hiding their alcohol, possibly French brandy in barrels or kegs, in a village pond. When confronted by the excise men they raked the surface to conceal the submerged contraband with ripples, and claimed that they were trying to rake in a large round cheese visible in the pond, really a reflection of the full moon. The officials took them for simple yokels or mad and left them alone, allowing them to continue with their illegal activities. Many villages claim the tale for their own village pond, but the story is most commonly linked with The Crammer in Devizes.

  • Famous for
  • Stonehenge

Wiltshire is a ceremonial county in South West England. It is landlocked and borders the counties of Dorset, Somerset, Hampshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire. It contains the unitary authority of Swindon and covers 3,485 km2 (1,346 square miles). The ancient county town was Wilton, but since 1930 Wiltshire County Council and its successor Wiltshire Council (from 2009) have been based at Trowbridge.

Wiltshire is characterised by its high downland and wide valleys. Salisbury Plain is famous as the location of the Stonehenge and Avebury stone circles and other ancient landmarks and as the main training area in the UK of the British Army. The city of Salisbury is notable for its mediaeval cathedral. Important country houses open to the public include Longleat, near Warminster, and the National Trust's Stourhead, near Mere.

Information on the 261 civil parishes of Wiltshire is available on the Wiltshire Community History website, run by the Libraries and Heritage services of Wiltshire County Council. This site includes maps, demographic data, historic and modern pictures and short histories.

Districts of Wiltshire

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  1. Salisbury
  2. West Wiltshire
  3. Kennet
  4. North Wiltshire
  5. Swindon

Places of Wiltshire

A

  • Abbotstone
  • Ablington
  • Addeston
  • Alcombe
  • Aldbourne
  • Alderbury
  • Alderton
  • All Cannings
  • Allington (near Chippenham)
  • Allington (near Devizes)
  • Allington (near Salisbury)
  • Alton
  • Alvediston
  • Amesbury
  • Amour Acre
  • Ansty
  • Appledoe
  • Ashgoe
  • Ashlade
  • Ashleigh
  • Ashley
  • Ashton Gifford
  • Ashton Keynes
  • Ashwell
  • Asserton
  • Atworth
  • Aughton
  • Avebury
  • Avon
  • Avoncliff
  • Axford

B

  • Badbury
  • Badbury Wick
  • Bagshot
  • Bapton
  • Barbury Castle
  • Barford St Martin
  • Barrow Street
  • Bathampton
  • Baverstock
  • Baydon
  • Bayfield
  • Beanacre
  • Beardwell
  • Bearfield
  • Beechingstoke
  • Bemerhills
  • Bemerton
  • Bentham
  • Berryfield
  • Berwick Bassett
  • Berwick St James
  • Berwick St John
  • Berwick St Leonard
  • Beversbrook
  • Biddesden
  • Biddestone
  • Bigley
  • Bincknoll Castle
  • Birchanger
  • Birdbush
  • Bisford
  • Bishop Fowley
  • Bishops Cannings
  • Bishopstone near Salisbury
  • Bishopstone near Swindon
  • Bishopstrow
  • Bishops Cannings
  • Blackland
  • Blagdon Hill
  • Blount's Court
  • Blunsdon St Andrew
  • Bodenham
  • Bonham
  • Boreham
  • Boscombe, Wiltshire
  • Bottlesford
  • Bowerchalke
  • Bowerhill
  • Bowood House
  • Box
  • Boyton
  • Bradenstoke
  • Bradford Leigh
  • Bradford on Avon
  • Bratton
  • Braydon
  • Bremhill
  • Bricefield
  • Brickworth
  • Bridmore
  • Brigmerston
  • Brillscote
  • Brimergate
  • Brinkworth
  • Britford
  • Brixton Deverill
  • Broad Blunsdon
  • Broad Chalke
  • Broad Hinton
  • Broad Leaze
  • Broad Town
  • Brogbrook
  • Brokenborough
  • Brokerswood
  • Bromham
  • Brotton Hill
  • Broughton Gifford
  • Brunton
  • Bugley
  • Bugmore
  • Bulbridge
  • Bulford
  • Bulkington
  • Bullenhill
  • Bupton
  • Burbage
  • Burcombe
  • Burderop
  • Burlton, Wiltshire
  • Burntheath, Wiltshire
  • Burton
  • Bushayes
  • Bushcombe
  • Bushton
  • Buttermere

C

  • Calne
  • Calne Without
  • Castle Combe
  • Castle Eaton
  • Castle Hill
  • Chapmanslade
  • Charlton (Vale of Pewsey)
  • Charlton (near Malmesbury)
  • Cherhill
  • Chicklade
  • Chicksgrove
  • Chilmark
  • Chilton Foliat
  • Chippenham
  • Chirton
  • Chisbury
  • Chisbury Chapel
  • Chiseldon
  • Chitterne
  • Chittoe
  • Christian Malford
  • Chute Cadley
  • Chute Forest
  • Coate
  • Cleverton
  • Codford
  • Colerne
  • Collingbourne Ducis
  • Collingbourne Kingston
  • Combe Green
  • Compton
  • Common Platt
  • Compton Bassett
  • Compton Chamberlayne
  • Coombe (near Donhead St Mary)
  • Coombe (near Enford)
  • Coombe Bissett
  • Corsley
  • Corsham
  • Coulston
  • Cranborne Chase
  • Cricklade

D

  • Dauntsey
  • Dauntsey Lock
  • Devizes
  • Dilton Marsh
  • Dinton
  • Ditteridge
  • Donhead St Andrew
  • Donhead St Mary
  • Downton
  • Durrington
  • Derry Hill
  • Draycot Foliat

E

  • East Chisenbury
  • East Everleigh
  • East Grafton
  • East Kennett
  • East Knoyle
  • Easterton
  • Easton (Bishops Cannings)
  • Easton Grey
  • Easton Royal
  • Ebbesbourne Wake
  • Edington
  • Enford
  • Erlestoke
  • Etchilhampton
  • Everleigh

F

  • Figheldean
  • Fifield
  • Fifield Bavant
  • Firsdown
  • Fisherton Delamere
  • Fittleton
  • Fonthill Bishop
  • Fonthill Gifford
  • Ford
  • Fosbury
  • Fovant
  • Foxham
  • Froxfield
  • Fugglestone St Peter
  • Fyfield
  • Fyfield (Pewsey)

G

  • Gasper
  • Goatacre
  • Grafton
  • Great Bedwyn
  • Great Chalfield
  • Great Cheverell
  • Great Durnford
  • Great Hinton
  • Great Somerford
  • Great Wishford
  • Greatfield
  • Greenhill
  • Grittleton
  • Gastard

H

  • Hannington
  • Hannington Wick
  • Ham
  • Ham Hill
  • Hampton, Wiltshire
  • Hamptworth
  • Harnham
  • Hawkstreet
  • Haxton
  • Hayes Knoll
  • Heytesbury
  • Highworth
  • Hilmarton
  • Hilperton
  • Hindon
  • Hinton Parva
  • Hodson
  • Holt
  • Honeystreet
  • Horningsham
  • Horton
  • Huish
  • Hullavington

I

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  • Lacock
  • Lacock Abbey
  • Lake
  • Larkhill
  • Lea
  • Leigh Delamere
  • Liddington
  • Limpley Stoke
  • Little Bedwyn
  • Little Cheverell
  • Little Salisbury
  • Littlecote House
  • Littlecott
  • Littleton Drew
  • Littleworth
  • Lockeridge
  • Longbridge Deverill
  • Longstreet
  • Lover
  • Lower Chute
  • Lower Everleigh
  • Lower Woodford
  • Ludgershall
  • Ludwell
  • Lydeway
  • Lydiard Millicent
  • Lydiard Tregoze
  • Lyneham

M

  • Maiden Bradley
  • Malmesbury
  • The Manningfords
  • Manton
  • Marden
  • Market Lavington
  • Marlborough
  • Marlborough Downs
  • Marston
  • Marston Meysey
  • Marten
  • Melksham
  • Mere
  • Middle Woodford
  • Milbourne
  • Mile Elm
  • Milton Lilbourne
  • Mildenhall
  • Minety
  • Monkton Farleigh
  • Morgan's Vale
  • Mountain Bower

N

  • Neston
  • Nettleton
  • Netherstreet
  • Netheravon
  • New Town
  • New Zealand
  • Nine Elms
  • Nomansland
  • North Bradley
  • North Tidworth
  • North Wraxall
  • Norton Bavant
  • Notton, Wiltshire
  • Nunton

O

  • Oare
  • Odstock
  • Ogbourne St George
  • Ogbourne St Andrew
  • Ogbourne Maizey
  • Old Dilton
  • Old Sarum
  • Old Wardour Castle
  • Oxenwood

P

  • Patney
  • Pertwood
  • Pewsey
  • Pitton
  • Potterne
  • Poulshot
  • Poulton
  • Purton
  • Purton Stoke

R

  • Ramsbury
  • Restrop
  • Ridge
  • Rivar
  • Rockley
  • Roundway
  • Royal Wootton Bassett
  • Rowde
  • Rushall
  • Rybury Camp

S

  • St. Edith's Marsh
  • Salisbury
  • Sandridge
  • Sandy Lane
  • Scratchbury Camp
  • Seagry Heath
  • Sedgehill
  • Seend
  • Sells Green
  • Semley
  • Sevenhampton
  • Sevington, Wiltshire
  • Shaw
  • Shalbourne
  • Sherrington
  • Sherston
  • Shrewton
  • Slaughterford
  • Snap
  • South Marston
  • South Newton
  • Stanton St Bernard
  • Stanton St Quintin
  • Stapleford
  • Startley
  • Steeple Ashton
  • Steeple Langford
  • Stert
  • Stitchcombe
  • Stockley
  • Stockton
  • Stourton
  • Stratford Sub Castle
  • Stratford Tony
  • Stype
  • Stonehenge
  • Sutton Benger
  • Sutton Mandeville
  • Sutton Veny
  • Swallowcliffe
  • Swanborough
  • Swindon

T

  • Teffont Evias
  • Teffont Magna
  • The Shoe
  • Tiddleywink
  • Tidcombe
  • Tidworth
  • Tilshead
  • Tisbury
  • Tockenham
  • Trowbridge
  • Tytherington

U

  • Upavon
  • Upper Chute
  • Upper Seagry
  • Upper Upham
  • Upper Woodford
  • Upper Wraxall
  • Upton Lovell
  • Upton Scudamore
  • Urchfont

V

  • Vale of Pewsey

W

  • Wanborough
  • Wardour
  • Warminster
  • Washpool
  • Wedhampton
  • West Ashton
  • West Chisenbury
  • West Grafton
  • West Kennett
  • West Knoyle
  • West Lavington
  • West Overton
  • West Stowell
  • Westbrook
  • Westbury
  • Westwood
  • Wexcombe
  • Whaddon
  • Whiteparish
  • Widham
  • Wilcot
  • Wilsford (near Pewsey)
  • Wilsford cum Lake
  • Wilton
  • Wilton Abbey
  • Wilton Windmill
  • Wilton House
  • Winsley
  • Winterbourne Bassett
  • Winterbourne Dauntsey
  • Winterbourne Earls
  • Winterbourne Gunner
  • Winterbourne Monkton
  • Winterbourne Stoke
  • Winterslow
  • Wolfhall
  • Woodborough
  • Woodfalls
  • Woodhenge
  • Wootton Rivers
  • Worton
  • Wroughton
  • Wylye

Y=

  • Yarnbrook
  • Yatesbury
  • Yatton Keynell

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