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This is the Umbrella Project Page for Wiltshire, England.

Wiltshire

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

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

For Historical information about Wiltshire visit Historic Wiltshire - including connections to Historical figures, Gentry and political people connected to Wiltshire.

For Information about research in the County, including lists of people of renown connected to Wiltshire and Families Researched on Geni go to Wiltshire - Family Heads

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Paris Map

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from The Phillimore Atlas and Index of Parish Registers 1984. See http://www.geni.com/photo/view/4560155096930045739?photo_id=6000000019053596012 - open full view.

Resources

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiltshire