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Devizes shown within the United Kingdom
Population 11,296
District Kennet
Shire county Wiltshire
Region South West
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Wiltshire
Fire Wiltshire
Ambulance Great Western
UK Parliament Devizes
European Parliament South West England
List of places: UKEnglandWiltshire

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Devizes is a town and civil parish in the English county of Wiltshire. Ronda, Spain Main street in Bastrop, Texas, United States, a small town A town is a community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... A civil parish (usually just parish) in England is a subnational entity forming the lowest unit of local government, lower than districts or counties. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Wiltshire (abbreviated Wilts) is a large southern English county. ...

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History

A Norman castle was built in Devizes by Osmund, Bishop of Salisbury in 1080, and as such, the town does not feature in the Domesday Book. Because the castle was located on the boundaries of the manors of Rowde, Bishops Cannings and Potterne it became known as the castrum ad divisas or the castle at the boundaries, hence the name Devizes. The original motte and bailey castle was probably a wood and earth construction, but this burnt down in 1113 and was rebuilt in stone by Roger of Salisbury, Osmund’s successor. This castle changed hands several times during the civil war between Stephen of Blois and Matilda in the 12th century. The castle held several important prisoners at various times, including Robert of Normandy, eldest son of William the Conqueror in 1106. Robert was kept in Devizes for 20 years, before being moved to Cardiff. Devizes has two fine 12th century churches, St Mary's and St John's. The nave of Durham Cathedral demonstrates the characteristic round arched style, though use of shallow pointed arches above the nave is a forerunner of the Gothic style. ... For other uses, see Castle (disambiguation). ... St Osmund (d. ... Arms of the Bishop of Salisbury The Bishop of Salisbury is the Ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of Salisbury in the Province of Canterbury. ... Events William I of England, in a letter, reminds the Bishop of Rome that the King of England owes him no allegiance. ... A line drawing entitled Domesday Book from Andrew Williamss Historic Byways and Highways of Old England. ... Rowde is a village and civil parish in the English county of Wiltshire. ... Bishops Cannings is a village and civil parish in the Vale of Pewsey in the English county of Wiltshire. ... Potterne is a village in the English county of Wiltshire. ... Model of a motte-and-bailey Plan of Windsor Castle in 1743 by Batty Langley The remains of a motte, at Brinklow in Warwickshire, England The motte, at Knockgraffon, New Inn in County Tipperary, Ireland The remains of a Motte situated in Callan, Co Kilkenny, Ireland A motte-and-bailey... Events Pierre Abélard opens his school in Paris End of Kyanzitthas reign in Myanmar Alaungsithus reign begins in Myanmar Suryavarman Is reign begins in the Khmer Empire Bridlington Priory founded Births August 24 - Geoffrey V, Count of Anjou (died 1151) Stefan Nemanja, Serbian Grand Zupan Deaths... Roger (d. ... Stephen (c. ... Empress Maud (1102 – September 10, 1167) is the title by which Matilda, daughter and dispossessed heir of King Henry I of England and his wife Maud of Scotland (herself daughter of Malcolm III Canmore and St. ... (11th century - 12th century - 13th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 12th century was that century which lasted from 1101 to 1200. ... Robert Curthoses monument at Gloucester Cathedral Robert (called Curthose for his short squat appearance) (c. ... William I ( 1027 – September 9, 1087), was King of England from 1066 to 1087. ... Events September 28 - Henry I of England defeats his older brother Robert Curthose, duke of Normandy, at the Battle of Tinchebrai, and imprisons him in Cardiff Castle; Edgar Atheling and William Clito are also taken prisoner. ... This article is about the capital city of Wales. ...

The Market Cross, built in 1814. It displays the salutary tale of Ruth Pearce:"On Thursday, 25th January, 1753, Ruth Pearce of Potterne in this county, agreed with three other women to buy a sack of wheat in the Market, each paying her due proportion towards the same. One of these women, in collecting the several quotas of money, discovered a deficiency, and demanded of Ruth Pearce the sum which was wanting to make good the amount. Ruth Pearce protested that she had paid her share, and said: ' She wished she might drop down dead if she had not.' She rashly repeated this awful wish, when to the consternation and terror of the surrounding multitude, she instantly fell down and expired, having the money conƒealed in her hand."
The Market Cross, built in 1814. It displays the salutary tale of Ruth Pearce:"On Thursday, 25th January, 1753, Ruth Pearce of Potterne in this county, agreed with three other women to buy a sack of wheat in the Market, each paying her due proportion towards the same. One of these women, in collecting the several quotas of money, discovered a deficiency, and demanded of Ruth Pearce the sum which was wanting to make good the amount. Ruth Pearce protested that she had paid her share, and said: ' She wished she might drop down dead if she had not.' She rashly repeated this awful wish, when to the consternation and terror of the surrounding multitude, she instantly fell down and expired, having the money conƒealed in her hand."

During the 12th and 13th centuries the town of Devizes developed outside the castle with craftsmen and traders setting up businesses to serve the residents of the castle. The first known market in Devizes was in 1228. The original market place was in the large space outside St Mary’s Church, rather than in the current Eating Place, which at that time would have been within the castle’s outer bailey. The chief products in the 16th and early 17th centuries were wheat, wool and yarn, with cheese, bacon and butter increasing in importance later. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 467 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1604 × 2060 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 467 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1604 × 2060 pixel, file size: 1. ... A market cross is a structure used to mark a market square in market towns. ... (12th century - 13th century - 14th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 13th century was that century which lasted from 1201 to 1300. ... Events The Sixth Crusade is launched by Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, after delays due to sickness and an excommunication from Pope Gregory IX. Conrad IV of Germany becomes titular King of Jerusalem, with Frederick II as regent. ... (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ... (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... Species T. aestivum T. boeoticum T. dicoccoides T. dicoccon T. durum T. monococcum T. spelta T. sphaerococcum T. timopheevii References:   ITIS 42236 2002-09-22 Wheat Wheat For the indie rock group, see Wheat (band). ... Long and short hair wool at the South Central Family Farm Research Center in Boonesville, Arizona Wool is the fiber derived from the fur of animals and people of the Caprinae family, principally sheep, but the hair of certain species of other mammals such as goats and rabbits and oxes... Yarn Spools of thread Yarn is a long continuous length of interlocked fibers, suitable for use in the production of textiles, sewing, crocheting, knitting, weaving, embroidery and ropemaking. ... Cheese is a solid food made from the milk of cows, goats, sheep, and other mammals. ... For other uses, see Bacon (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Butter (disambiguation). ...


In 1643, during the English Civil War Parliamentary forces under Sir William Waller besieged Royalist forces under Sir Ralph Hopton in Devizes. However the siege was lifted by a relief force from Oxford under Lord Wilmot and Waller's forces were almost totally destroyed at the Battle of Roundway Down. Devizes remained under Royalist control until 1645 when Oliver Cromwell attacked and forced the Royalists to surrender. The castle was destroyed in 1648 on the orders of Parliament and today little remains of it. // Events January 21 - Abel Tasman discovers Tonga February 6 - Abel Tasman discovers the Fiji islands. ... For other uses, see English Civil War (disambiguation). ... The English parliament in front of the King, c. ... For the former governor of Mississippi, see Bill Waller. ... Prince Rupert of the Rhine Cavaliers was the name used by Parliamentarians for the Royalist supporters of King Charles I during the English Civil War (1642–1651). ... Ralph Hopton (1598-1652) was a Royalist commander in the English Civil War. ... This article is about the city of Oxford in England. ... English Civil War battle fought near Devizes, on 13th July, 1643 Following the Battle of Lansdowne on 5th July, 1643, the same two armies faced each again at Rounday Down. ... // Events January 10 - Archbishop Laud executed on Tower Hill, London. ... For other uses, see Oliver Cromwell (disambiguation). ... 1648 (MDCXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Saturday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ...


From the 16th century Devizes became known for its textiles, initially white woollen broadcloth but later the manufacture of serge, drugget, felt and cassimere. From the end of the 18th century the manufacture of textiles declined, but other trades in the town included clock making, a bell foundry, booksellers, milliners, grocers and silversmiths. In the 18th century brewing, curing of tobacco and the manufacture of snuff were established in the town. Brewing still survives in the Wadworth Brewery, but the tobacco and snuff trades have now died out. For other uses, see Textile (disambiguation). ... Long and short hair wool at the South Central Family Farm Research Center in Boonesville, Arizona Wool is the fiber derived from the fur of animals and people of the Caprinae family, principally sheep, but the hair of certain species of other mammals such as goats and rabbits and oxes... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Serge is a type of twill fabric that has diagonal lines or ridges on both sides, made with a two-up, two-down weave. ... Formerly, a drugget was a sort of cheap stuff, very thin and narrow, usually made of wool, or half wool and half silk or linen; it may have been corded or plain, and was usually plain. ... A selection of 4 different felt cloths. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... For other uses, see Clock (disambiguation). ... A foundry is a factory which produces castings of metal, both ferrous and non-ferrous. ... Categories: Bookstores | Stub ... A milliner is a person who designs, makes, or sells womens hats. ... A grocer is a dealer in staple foodstuffs, such as meats, produce or dairy products, and other household supplies. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A 16th century brewer A 21st century brewer This article concerns the production of alcoholic beverages. ... Shredded tobacco leaf for pipe smoking Tobacco can also be pressed into plugs and sliced into flakes Tobacco is an agricultural product processed from the fresh leaves of plants in genus Nicotiana. ... Snuff can refer to any of the following: Fine-ground smokeless tobacco, intended for use by being sniffed or snorted into the nose Swedish snus tobacco, used between the cheek and upper gums American moist snuff, or dipping tobacco, placed between in the teeth and lower gums. ... Wadworth is a Brewer in Devizes, United Kingdom. ...

A flight of 16 locks climbs Caen Hill in Devizes, on the Kennet and Avon Canal.
A flight of 16 locks climbs Caen Hill in Devizes, on the Kennet and Avon Canal.

The Kennet and Avon Canal was constructed between 1794 and 1810 to link Devizes with Bristol and London. Near Devizes the canal rises 237 feet by means of 29 locks, 16 of them in a straight line at Caen Hill. The canal fell into disuse after the coming of the railway, but has been restored, and is now used for leisure purposes. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 789 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1815 × 1380 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 789 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1815 × 1380 pixel, file size: 1. ... Canal locks in England. ... The flight of 17 locks at Caen Hill on the Kennet and Avon Canal. ... The canal at Bathampton, near Bath The Kennet and Avon Canal is a canal in southern England. ... The canal at Bathampton, near Bath The Kennet and Avon Canal is a canal in southern England. ... 1794 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1810 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... This article is about the English city. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The flight of 17 locks at Caen Hill on the Kennet and Avon Canal. ...


In 1850 the town's cricket club was established. For the game, see: 1850 (board game) 1850 (MDCCCL) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday [1] of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Devizes Cricket Club is a cricket club in the English town of Devizes. ...


In 1857 the Wilts, Somerset and Weymouth Railway opened a branch line from Holt Junction, on their line from Chippenham to Weymouth, to Devizes. In 1862 the Great Western Railway extended their Reading to Hungerford line to meet this line, providing a direct line from London to the West Country through Devizes. However the building of a by-pass line through Westbury removed most traffic from the Devizes line and it closed in 1966. Today the nearest railway stations are at Chippenham or Pewsey. The town is currently experiencing quite rapid housing growth, especially on its eastern fringe towards Andover. 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... The Wilts, Somerset and Weymouth Railway was a broad gauge railway that linked the Great Western Railway at Chippenham, Wiltshire with Weymouth, Dorset, England. ... The Devizes branch was a railway line from the Holt, Wiltshire to Pewsey, Wiltshire, and named after Devizes, the largest town on the line. ... Statistics Population: 30,000 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: ST919733 Administration District: North Wiltshire Shire county: Wiltshire Region: South West England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Wiltshire Services Police force: Wiltshire Constabulary Fire and rescue: Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service Ambulance: Great Western Post office... , Weymouth is a town in Dorset, England, United Kingdom, situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast. ... This article is about 1862 . ... The original Bristol Temple Meads station, first terminus of the GWR, is the building to the left of this picture The Great Western Railway (GWR) was a British railway company, linking South West England, the West Country and South Wales with London. ... , Reading is a town, unitary authority (the Borough of Reading) and urban area in the English county of Berkshire. ... , Hungerford is a market town and civil parish in Berkshire, England, 10 miles (16 km) west of Newbury. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The West Country is an informal term for the area of south-western England roughly corresponding to the modern South West England government region. ... , Westbury is a town and civil parish (population 11,135 in the 2001 census) in the west of the English county of Wiltshire, most famous for the Westbury White Horse. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Statistics Population: 30,000 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: ST919733 Administration District: North Wiltshire Shire county: Wiltshire Region: South West England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Wiltshire Services Police force: Wiltshire Constabulary Fire and rescue: Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service Ambulance: Great Western Post office... , Pewsey is a large village (often considered a small town) in Wiltshire with a population of 3,237 people[1] located approximately 80 miles (130 km) west of London. ... Statistics Population: 52,000 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SU3645 Administration District: Test Valley Region: South East England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Hampshire Historic county: Hampshire Services Police force: Hampshire Constabulary Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: South Central Post office and telephone Post town...


Local government

Devizes is a civil parish, with an elected town council. It is also the administrative centre for the much larger Kennet District Council, and falls within the area of the Wiltshire County Council. All three councils are responsible for different aspects of local government. Prior to the Local Government Act coming into force in 1974, Devizes was a municipal borough. Kennet is a local government district in Wiltshire, England. ... Wiltshire (abbreviated Wilts) is a large southern English county. ... The Local Government Act 1972 (1972 c. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... A borough is a political division originally used in England. ...


In the 2001 census, the town had a population of 11,296 (2006 est. 13,300).


Devizes is part of the Devizes parliamentary constituency, which is currently held by Conservative Michael Ancram. Devizes is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), the largest in terms of public membership, and the oldest political party in the United Kingdom. ... Michael Andrew Foster Jude Kerr, 13th Marquess of Lothian, PC QC, MP, (born 7 July 1945), known as Michael Ancram, is a United Kingdom Conservative Party politician. ...

These Shire horses, here seen giving the public a ride, normally deliver Wadworth beer to pubs in the area.
These Shire horses, here seen giving the public a ride, normally deliver Wadworth beer to pubs in the area.

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Education

In addition to numerous primary schools, Devizes is home to a secondary school, Devizes School. Devizes School is a comprehensive school which has achieved specialist status in sport. Devizes School is a mixed comprehensive school in Devizes, Wiltshire, UK for children aged 11-18 and is the largest school in the town. ...


Location

Position: grid reference SU005615. Devizes lies almost 2° west of the Greenwich Meridian, with the two-degree line running through the western edge of the town, just a few hundred yards west of the castle. As this is the centre of the east-west extent of the Ordnance Survey mapping grid, True North and Grid north align exactly in Devizes. The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... The Prime Meridian, Greenwich The Prime Meridian is the meridian (line of longitude) passing through the Royal Greenwich Observatory, Greenwich, England; it is the meridian at which longitude is 0 degrees. ... This article is about the unit of measure known as the yard. ... Part of an Ordnance Survey map at 1 inch to the mile scale from 1945 Ordnance Survey (OS) is an executive agency of the United Kingdom government. ... True Pizza is a navigational term referring to the direction of the North Pole relative to the navigators position. ... Grid north is a navigational term referring to the direction northwards along the grid lines of a map projection. ...


Nearby towns and cities: Calne, Chippenham, Marlborough, Swindon, Melksham, Warminster, Salisbury, Andover, Tidworth, , Calne is a town located in central Wiltshire, in the South West England region of the United Kingdom. ... Statistics Population: 30,000 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: ST919733 Administration District: North Wiltshire Shire county: Wiltshire Region: South West England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Wiltshire Services Police force: Wiltshire Constabulary Fire and rescue: Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service Ambulance: Great Western Post office... Marlborough is a market town in the English county of Wiltshire on the Old Bath Road, the old main road from London to Bath. ... , For other places with the same name, see Swindon (disambiguation). ... Melksham is a medium-sized English town, lying on the River Avon. ... This article is about the English town. ... Salisbury Cathedral by Constable. ... Statistics Population: 52,000 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SU3645 Administration District: Test Valley Region: South East England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Hampshire Historic county: Hampshire Services Police force: Hampshire Constabulary Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: South Central Post office and telephone Post town...


Nearby villages: Potterne, Roundway, Bishops Cannings, Horton, Coate, Bromham, Etchilhampton, Wedhampton, Stert, Potterne, Poulshot, Seend, Sells Green, Rowde, Rowdefield, All Cannings, Great Cheverell Potterne is a village in the English county of Wiltshire. ... Bishops Cannings is a village and civil parish in the Vale of Pewsey in the English county of Wiltshire. ... Bishops Cannings is a village and civil parish in the Vale of Pewsey in the English county of Wiltshire. ... Bishops Cannings is a village and civil parish in the Vale of Pewsey in the English county of Wiltshire. ... Bromham may refer to: Bromham, a village in the county of Bedfordshire, England. ... Etchilhampton is a village and civil parish in the English county of Wiltshire. ... Potterne is a village in the English county of Wiltshire. ... Rowde is a village and civil parish in the English county of Wiltshire. ... All Cannings is a village and civil parish in the Vale of Pewsey in the English county of Wiltshire. ... Great Cheverell is a village and civil parish in the English county of Wiltshire. ...


Suburbs : Nursteed, Dunkirk.


Sport

Each year at Easter the Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Marathon is held on a course between Devizes and Westminster in London, a total distance of 125 miles. First contested in 1948, the event was one of the first to be included on the international race calendar when marathon canoeing gained world-wide popularity in the 1960s. The local football team is Devizes Town F.C. who play in the Western Football League.

Devizes is also the home of Devizes Hockey Club who play in the N4 Hockey League (formerly the Gerrard Hockey League). Under the charismatic chairmanship of Toby Gilliat Brown - grandson of Sidney Gilliat - this very successful club has played its way up the hockey league winning successive promotions over nine seasons, and a host of other silverware including the famous inter-county "Bent-Stick" trophy earning them a well-deserved nick-name from an envious and at times jealous Devizes RUFC of "Benders". The Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Marathon is a marathon canoe race in England. ... Westminster is a district within the City of Westminster in London. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... // This article is about flatwater canoe racing. ... Devizes Town F.C. is a football club based in Wiltshire, England. ... The Western League is a football league in the south west of England. ... Sidney Gilliat (February 15, 1908 – May 31, 1994) was a British film director, producer and writer. ...


Twin towns

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See also

This is a list of cities, towns and villages in the ceremonial county of Wiltshire, England. ... This is a list of civil parishes in England, the smallest level of local government, split by county. ... This is a link page for towns and cities in England. ...

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Devizes - LoveToKnow 1911 (642 words)
Devizes (Divisis, la Devise, De Vies) does not appear in any historical document prior to the reign of Henry I., when the construction of a castle of exceptional magnificence by Roger, bishop of Salisbury, at once constituted the town an important political centre, and led to its speedy development.
After the disgrace of Roger in 1139 the castle was seized by the Crown; in the 14th century it formed part of the dowry of the queens of England, and figured prominently in history until its capture and demolition by Cromwell in the Civil War of the 17th century.
Devizes became a borough by prescription, and the first charter from Matilda, confirmed by successive later sovereigns, merely grants exemption from certain tolls and the enjoyment of undisturbed peace.
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