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Wiltshire
Image:EnglandWiltshire.png
Geography
Status Ceremonial & (smaller) Non-metropolitan county
Region: South West England
Area
- Total
- Admin. council
- Admin. area
Ranked 14th
1,346 sq. miles (3,485 km²)
Ranked 13th
1,257 sq. miles (3,255 km²)
Admin HQ: Trowbridge
ISO 3166-2: GB-WIL
ONS code: 46
NUTS 3: UKK15
Demographics
Population
- Total (2006 est.)
- Density
- Admin. council
- Admin. pop.
Ranked 34th
635,300
182 / km²
Ranked 30th
448,700
Ethnicity: 97.5% White
Politics

Wiltshire County Council
http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/
Executive Conservative
Members of Parliament
Districts
  1. Salisbury
  2. West Wiltshire
  3. Kennet
  4. North Wiltshire
  5. Swindon (Unitary)

Wiltshire (abbreviated Wilts) is a ceremonial county in the south west of England. It is landlocked and borders the counties of Dorset, Somerset, Hampshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire. It contains the unitary authority of Swindon. The county covers 858,931 acres (3476 km²) Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... map of admin county File links The following pages link to this file: Wiltshire Westbury (UK Parliament constituency) Salisbury (UK Parliament constituency) Wiltshire North (UK Parliament constituency) Devizes (UK Parliament constituency) Swindon North (UK Parliament constituency) Swindon South (UK Parliament constituency) Categories: GFDL images ... The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England. ... 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James Whiteside Gray (born November 7, 1954) is a British politician. ... The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is currently 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. ... Simon Robert Key known as Robert Key (born 22 April 1945, Plymouth) is a Conservative politician in the United Kingdom. ... The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is currently 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. ... Dr Andrew William Murrison (born 24 April 1961, Colchester) is a doctor and politician in the United Kingdom. ... The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is currently 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. ... Anne Christine Snelgrove (born August 7, 1957, Wokingham) is the Labour MP for Swindon South. ... The Labour Party is a political party in the United Kingdom. ... Michael David Wills (born 20 May 1952) is a politician in the United Kingdom. ... The Labour Party is a political party in the United Kingdom. ... Districts in the Ceremonial County of Wiltshire. ... Salisbury is a local government district in Wiltshire, England. ... West Wiltshire is a local government district in Wiltshire, England and was formed on 1 April 1974, further to the Local Government Act 1972, as a merger of the former urban districts of Bradford-on-Avon, Melksham, Trowbridge, Warminster and Westbury, along with Bradford and Melksham Rural District and the... Kennet is a local government district in Wiltshire, England. ... North Wiltshire is a local government district in Wiltshire, England. ... The article on the town of Swindon is here. ... Wilshire may refer to: Beaumont-Wilshire, Portland, Oregon Brian Wilshire Bullocks Wilshire David Wilshire Dennis Tito, founder of Wilshire Associates LAPD Wilshire Division Mid-Wilshire Stonybrook-Wilshire, Pennsylvania The Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel William W. Wilshire Wilshire 4500 Wilshire 5000 Wilshire Boulevard Wilshire Theater Wilshire Center, Los Angeles, California Wilshire... The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England. ... South West England is one of the regions of England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Dorset (pronounced DOR-sit or [dÉ”.sÉ™t], and sometimes in the past called Dorsetshire) is a county in the south-west of England, on the English Channel coast. ... This article is about the county of Somerset in England. ... For other uses, see Hampshire (disambiguation). ... Gloucestershire (pronounced ; GLOSS-ter-sher) is a county in South West England. ... Oxfordshire (abbreviated Oxon, from the Latinised form Oxonia) is a county in the South East of England, bordering on Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, and Warwickshire. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... A unitary authority is a type of local authority, which has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area. ... Swindon is a borough in Wiltshire ceremonial county , South West England. ... An acre is the name of a unit of area in a number of different systems, including Imperial units and United States customary units. ...


Wiltshire is characterised by its high downland and wide valleys. Salisbury Plain is famous as the location of Stonehenge stone circle and other ancient landmarks. The city of Salisbury is notable for its cathedral. A downland is an area of open chalk upland. ... Fljótsdalur in East Iceland, a rather flat valley In geology, a valley (also called a vale or dale) is a depression with predominant extent in one direction. ... This article is about the plateau in southern England; Salisbury Plain is also an area on South Georgia Island. ... For other uses, see Stonehenge (disambiguation). ... Swinside stone circle, in the Lake District, England. ... This article is about the city in the United Kingdom. ... Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishops Grounds by John Constable c. ...

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Etymology

The county, formerly 'Wiltonshire' or 'Wiltunscir' (9th century), is named after the former county town of Wilton (itself named after the river Wylye, one of eight rivers that drain the county). The new county town is Trowbridge in the Trowbridge community area. , Wilton is a town in Wiltshire, (of which it was once the county town), England, with a rich heritage dating back to the Anglo-Saxons. ... The River Wylye is a tributary of the River Avon in Wiltshire. ... A county town is the capital of a county in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland. ... For other places with the same name, see Trowbridge (disambiguation). ...


The local nickname for Wiltshire natives is moonrakers. This originated from a story of smugglers who managed to foil the local police by hiding their alcohol in a pond. They raked the surface in order to conceal the submerged alcohol with ripples, and claimed that they were trying to rake in the moon. The police took them for mad and left them alone, allowing them to continue with their illegal goods. EXAMPLE:Laughbox,Blondie,BamBam,Pinkie,etc. ... The colloquial name for people from Wiltshire is moonrakers. ... These lollipops, above, were found to contain heroin when inspected by the DEA. Smuggling is illegal transport, in particular across a border. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


History

Main article: History of Wiltshire

Wiltshire is notable for its pre-Roman archaeology. The Mesolithic, Neolithic and Bronze Age people that occupied southern Britain built settlements on the hills and downland that cover Wiltshire. Stonehenge and Avebury are perhaps the most famous Neolithic sites in the UK. Neolithic Stonehenge Modern Wiltshire is a County in South Central England. ... Download high resolution version (1752x1196, 311 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1752x1196, 311 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... For other uses, see Stonehenge (disambiguation). ... Roman Britain refers to those parts of the island of Great Britain controlled by the Roman Empire between 43 and 410. ... For referencing in Wikipedia, see Wikipedia:Citing sources. ... The Mesolithic (Greek mesos=middle and lithos=stone or the Middle Stone Age[1]) was a period in the development of human technology between the Paleolithic and Neolithic periods of the Stone Age. ... An array of Neolithic artifacts, including bracelets, axe heads, chisels, and polishing tools. ... The Bronze Age is a period in a civilizations development when the most advanced metalworking has developed the techniques of smelting copper from natural outcroppings and alloys it to cast bronze. ... For other uses, see Stonehenge (disambiguation). ... Avebury Henge and Village Avebury is the site of a large henge and several stone circles in the English county of Wiltshire at grid reference SU103699, surrounding the village of Avebury (its geographical location is 51°25′43″N, 1°51′15″W). ...


In the sixth and seventh centuries Wiltshire was at the western edge of Saxon Britain, as Cranborne Chase and the Somerset Levels prevented the advance to the west. The battle of Bedwyn was fought in 675 between Escuin, a Wessex nobleman who had seized the throne of Queen Saxburga, and King Wulfhere of Mercia.[1] In 878 the Danes invaded the county, and, following the Norman Conquest, large areas of the country came into the possession of the crown and the church. For other uses, see Anglo-Saxon. ... Ashmore pond Cranborne Chase is a Chalk plateau in central southern England, straddling the counties Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire. ... The view towards Brent Knoll from Glastonbury Tor. ... Great Bedwyn is a village and civil parish in the east of the English county of Wiltshire. ... Aescwine or Escwin (died 676) was the king of Wessex from 674 until his death. ... For the helicopter, see Westland Wessex. ... Wulfhere (d. ... The Kingdom of Mercia at its greatest extent (7th to 9th centuries) is shown in green, with the original core area (6th century) given a darker tint. ... Bayeux Tapestry depicting events leading to the Battle of Hastings The Norman Conquest of England was the conquest of the Kingdom of England by William the Conqueror (Duke of Normandy), in 1066 at the Battle of Hastings and the subsequent Norman control of England. ...


At the time of the Domesday Survey the industry of Wiltshire was largely agricultural; 390 mills are mentioned, and vineyards at Tollard and Lacock. In the succeeding centuries sheep-farming was vigorously pursued, and the Cistercian monasteries of Kingswood and Stanley exported wool to the Florentine and Flemish markets in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. This article is about the 11th century census. ... An ancient Chinese tomb model of a foot-powered mill, Eastern Han Dynasty (25 - 220 AD), Freer Gallery of Art. ... A vineyard A vineyard is a place where grapes are grown for making wine, raisins, or table grapes. ... Florence (Italian, Firenze) is a city in the center of Tuscany, in central Italy, on the Arno River, with a population of around 400,000, plus a suburban population in excess of 200,000. ... For other uses, see Flanders (disambiguation). ...


In the seventeenth century English Civil War Wiltshire was largely Parliamentarian. For other uses, see English Civil War (disambiguation). ... The Roundheads was the nickname given to the supporters of Parliament during the English Civil War. ...


Around 1800 the Kennet and Avon Canal was built through Wiltshire providing a route for transporting cargoes from Bristol to London until the development of the Great Western Railway. The canal at Bathampton, near Bath The Kennet and Avon Canal is a canal in southern England. ... This article is about the English city. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... 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. ...


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, thumbnail histories, faqs, and information on schools and churches.


Geology, landscape and ecology

Cherhill White Horse

Wiltshire is a mostly rural landscape, two thirds of the county lying on chalk, giving it a high chalk downland landscape. This chalk is part of the Southern England Chalk Formation that underlies large areas of Southern England from the Dorset Downs in the west to Dover in the east. The largest area of chalk in Wiltshire is Salisbury Plain, a semi-wilderness used mainly for arable agriculture and by the British Army as training ranges. The highest point of the county is the Tan Hill-Milk Hill ridge in the Pewsey Vale on the northern edge of Salisbury Plain, at 294m (965 ft) above sea level. Image File history File links Cherhillwhitehorse. ... Image File history File links Cherhillwhitehorse. ... Cherhill is a village in Wiltshire, England located on the A4 road between Calne and Marlborough about 90 miles west of London. ... The Needles, situated on the Isle Of Wight, are part of the extensive Southern England Chalk Formation. ... The Needles, situated on the Isle Of Wight, are part of the extensive Southern England Chalk Formation. ... A downland is an area of open chalk upland. ... In this geological map of Great Britain the Chalk is labled 6 The Chalk Formation of Southern England is a system of chalk downland in the south of England. ... The Dorset Downs shown within Dorset The Dorset Downs are an area of Chalk downland in the centre of the county Dorset in south west England. ... , Dover is a major channel port in the English county of Kent. ... This article is about the plateau in southern England; Salisbury Plain is also an area on South Georgia Island. ... In geography, arable land is a form of agricultural land use, meaning land that can be (and is) used for growing crops. ... The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. ... Tan Hill is a high point on the Pennine Way in North Yorkshire. ... Milk Hill, located near Alton Priors is the highest peak in the county of Wiltshire, England and also the highest peak along a 32 mile ridge extending all the way from the South Downs, across the southern Chilterns and into Wiltshire. ... The North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is located in the English counties of Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire. ... This article is about the plateau in southern England; Salisbury Plain is also an area on South Georgia Island. ...


The chalk runs northeast into West Berkshire in the Marlborough Downs ridge, and southwest into Dorset as Cranborne Chase. Cranborne Chase, which straddles the border, has, like Salisbury Plain, yielded much Stone Age and Bronze Age archaeology. The Marlborough Downs are part of the North Wessex Downs AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), a 1,730 km² (668 square mile) conservation area. West Berkshire is a local government district in Berkshire, South East England, governed by a unitary authority (West Berkshire Council). ... The North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is located in the English counties of Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire. ... Ashmore pond Cranborne Chase is a Chalk plateau in central southern England, straddling the counties Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire. ... For referencing in Wikipedia, see Wikipedia:Citing sources. ... The North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is located in the English counties of Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


In the north west of the county, on the border with Gloucestershire and Bath and North East Somerset, the underlying rock is the resistant oolite limestone of the Cotswolds. Part of the Cotswolds AONB is also in Wiltshire. Gloucestershire (pronounced ; GLOSS-ter-sher) is a county in South West England. ... Bath and North East Somerset (commonly referred to as BANES or B&NES) is a unitary authority that was created on 1 April 1996 following the abolition of the County of Avon. ... For other uses, see Oolite (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Limestone (disambiguation). ... The Cotswolds is the name given to a range of hills in central England, sometimes called the Heart of England, a hilly area reaching over 300 m or 1000 feet. ...


Between the areas of chalk and limestone downland are clay valleys and vales. The largest of these vales is the Avon Vale. The Avon cuts diagonally through the north of the county, flowing through Bradford on Avon and into Bath and Bristol. The Vale of Pewsey has been cut through the chalk into Greensand and Oxford Clay in the centre of the county. In the south west of the county is the Vale of Wardour. The south east of the county lies on the sandy soils of the New Forest. For other uses, see Clay (disambiguation). ... Fljótsdalur in East Iceland, a rather flat valley In geology, a valley (also called a vale or dale) is a depression with predominant extent in one direction. ... In geography a vale is a wide river valley, usually with a particularly wide flood plain or flat valley bottom. ... The Avon Gorge and Clifton Suspension Bridge The River Avon is a river in the south west of England. ... The Town Bridge over the river Avon. ... , Bath is a small city in Somerset, England most famous for its historic baths fed by three hot springs. ... This article is about the English city. ... Greensand is an olive-green coloured sandstone rock which found in narrow bands, particularly associated with bands of chalk and clay in northern and western Europe. ... Oxford Clay is a Jurassic marine sedimentary rock underlying much of South East England from as far West as Dorset and as far North as Yorkshire. ... For other uses, see New Forest (disambiguation). ...


Chalk is a porous rock so the chalk hills have little surface water. The main settlements in the county are therefore situated at wet points. Notably, Salisbury is situated between the chalk of Salisbury Plain and marshy flood plains.

The flight of 16 locks at Caen Hill on the Kennet and Avon Canal.
The flight of 16 locks at Caen Hill on the Kennet and Avon Canal.

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. ... 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. ...

Climate

As with the rest of South West England, Wiltshire has a temperate climate which is generally wetter and milder than the rest of England. The annual mean temperature is 10°C and shows a seasonal and a diurnal variation. January is the coldest month with mean minimum temperatures between 1 and 2°C. July and August are the warmest months in the region with mean daily maxima around 21°C. South West England is one of the regions of England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article is about divisions of a year. ... Diurnal motion is an astronomical term referring to the apparent daily motion of stars in orbit around the Earth, caused by the Earths rotation around its axis. ...


The number of hours of bright sunshine is controlled by the length of day and by cloudiness. In general December is the dullest month and June the sunniest. The south-west of England has a favoured location with respect to the Azores high pressure when it extends its influence north-eastwards towards the UK, particularly in summer. Convective cloud often forms inland, especially near hills, and acts to reduce sunshine amounts. The average annual sunshine totals 1600 hours. Prism splitting light High Resolution Solar Spectrum Sunlight in the broad sense is the total spectrum of the electromagnetic radiation given off by the Sun. ... Motto (Portuguese for Rather die free than in peace subjugated) Anthem  (national)  (local) Capital Ponta Delgada1 Angra do Heroísmo2 Horta3 Largest city Ponta Delgada Official languages Portuguese Government Autonomous region  -  President Carlos César Establishment  -  Settled 1439   -  Autonomy 1976  Area  -  Total 2,333 km² (n/a) 911 sq mi... Convection is the transfer of heat by the motion of or within a fluid. ...


Rainfall tends to be associated with Atlantic depressions or with convection. The Atlantic depressions are more vigorous in autumn and winter and most of the rain which falls in those seasons in the south-west is from this source. In summer, convection caused by solar surface heating sometimes forms shower clouds and a large proportion of rainfall falls from showers and thunderstorms at this time of year. Average rainfall is around 800–900 mm. About 8–15 days of snowfall is typical. November to March have the highest mean wind speeds, with June to August having the lightest winds. The predominant wind direction is from the South West.[2] This article is about the meteorological term. ... The Atlantic Ocean is Earths second-largest ocean, covering approximately one_fifth of its surface. ... A large low-pressure system swirls off the southwestern coast of Iceland, illustrating the maxim that nature abhors a vacuum. ... For other uses, see Cloud (disambiguation). ... A rolling thundercloud over Enschede, The Netherlands. ... This page is about the form of precipitation. ... For other uses, see Wind (disambiguation). ...


Economy

This is a chart of trend of regional gross value added of Wiltshire at current basic prices[3] with figures in millions of British Pounds Sterling.

Year Regional gross value added[4] Agriculture[5] Industry[6] Services[7]
1995 4,354 217 1,393 2,743
2000 5,362 148 1,566 3,647
2003 6,463 164 1,548 4,751

The Wiltshire economy benefits from the "M4 corridor effect", which attracts business, and the attractiveness of its countryside,d towns and villages. The northern part of the county is richer than the southern part, particularly since Swindon is home to national and international corporations such as Honda, Intel, Motorola, Lucent and Nationwide. Wiltshire’s employment structure is distinctive in having a significantly higher number of people in various forms of manufacturing(especially electrical equipment and apparatus, food products, and beverages, furniture, rubber, and plastic goods) than the national average. The M4 corridor is the area adjacent to the M4 motorway. ... This article is about the Japanese motor corporation. ... Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC, SEHK: 4335), founded in 1968 as Integrated Electronics Corporation, is an American multinational corporation that is best known for designing and manufacturing microprocessors and specialized integrated circuits. ... Motorola Inc. ... In 1996, AT&T spun off its Systems and Technology units, along with the famous Bell Laboratories, to form a new company named Lucent Technologies (NYSE: LU). ... Nationwide can refer to: Nationwide Building Society, the worlds largest building society, located in the United Kingdom. ... Manufacturing (from Latin manu factura, making by hand) is the use of tools and labor to make things for use or sale. ... A piece of electrical equipment is a machine, powered by electricity and usually consists of an enclosure, a variety of electrical components and often a power switch. ... The word drink is primarily a verb, meaning to ingest liquids, see Drinking. ... For the UK band, see Furniture (band). ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Plastic (disambiguation). ...


In addition, there is higher than average employment in public administration and defence, due to the military establishments around the county. Wiltshire is also distinctive in having a high proportion of its working age population who are economically active – (86.6% in 1999-2000), and its low unemployment rates. The Gross domestic product (GDP) level in Wiltshire did not reach the UK average in 1998, and was only marginally above the rate for South West England.[8] Public Administration can be broadly described as the development, implementation and study of government policy. ... In military science, defense (or defence) is the art of preventing an enemy from conquering territory. ... CIA figures for world unemployment rates, 2006 Unemployment is the state in which a person is without work, available to work, and is currently seeking work. ... This article is about GDP in the context of economics. ... South West England is one of the regions of England. ...


Education

Wiltshire has a mostly comprehensive education system with two grammar schools and three secondary modern schools in the Salisbury district. There are 29 state and 13 independent secondary schools - notably Marlborough College, not including the two further education colleges - Salisbury College and Wiltshire College; there are no sixth form colleges. All schools in West Wiltshire have sixth forms, and only two in North Wiltshire do not. For the other two districts, it is half and half. A grammar school is one of several different types of school in the history of education in the United Kingdom. ... Secondary modern schools are a type of school in British educational systems, part of the Tripartite System. ... Marlborough College is a British independent boarding school in the county of Wiltshire. ... A sixth form college is an educational institution in England, Wales or Northern Ireland where students aged 16 to 18 complete post-compulsary further education qualifications, such as A Levels. ...


North Wiltshire has the largest school population, with Kennet the smallest. West and North Wiltshire have school year sizes around 200-250, whereas the other districts have school year sizes around 120. At GCSE in England in 2006, on average 45.8% of pupils gain 5 grades A-C including English and Maths; for Wiltshire LEA's 5000 pupils taking GCSE at 16 it is 48.8%. Wiltshire is a rural county, and an above average result is expected. There is only one low-performing school in the North Wiltshire district - Calne's only school. A Local Education Authority (LEA) is the part of a council in England or Wales that is responsible for education within that councils jurisdiction. ... , Calne is a town located in central Wiltshire, in the South West England region of the United Kingdom. ...


Kennet has a mixture of three low-performing schools and two much better schools (one in Devizes and one in Marlborough). The best comprehensive school at GCSE is the St Augustine's Catholic College in Trowbridge with 66%; the other schools in West Wiltshire get significantly lower results. The worst comprehensive is the Stonehenge School in Amesbury with 29%, although three schools in Swindon get lower results. Swindon's top two schools at GCSE are the Commonweal School (a former grammar), and the Highworth Warneford School in Highworth. See also Amesbury, Massachusetts. ... Commonweal School is a secondary school located in Swindon, Wiltshire, England. ... Highworth is a small market town in the unitary authority of Swindon in Wiltshire, England, located about six miles north-east of Swindon town centre. ...


At A level, Wiltshire's grammar schools do very well and are better than the independent schools, with the South Wilts Grammar School for Girls getting the best results for all types of school. There are good comprehensives as well, with the Sheldon School in Chippenham getting excellent results, and the St John's School and Community College (a former grammar) in Marlborough gets good results. Swindon has two schools with sixth forms, and only one of these is in the town itself. Swindon has results well under the England average, with Wiltshire having A-level results overall above average. South Wilts Grammar School for Girls, or just South Wilts Grammar School or SWGS, is a secondary school in Salisbury, south Wiltshire, England. ... Sheldon School is a medium sized comprehensive school in Chippenham, Wiltshire, UK. It is highly achieving in the area, topping many league tables, however relatively unknown outside the Chippenham area. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


GCSE results by district council (%)

% of pupils with 5 grades A-C including English and Maths in 2006

  • North Wiltshire 55.0
  • Salisbury 49.7
  • Kennet 46.5
  • West Wiltshire 42.2
  • (Swindon Unitary Authority 40.7)

Demographics

The county registered a population of 613,024 in the Census 2001. The population density is low at 178 people / km². In 1991 there were 230,109 dwellings in the county. In 1991 98.3% of the population was indigenous and 17.9% of the population were over 65.[9] UK Census 2001 logo A nationwide census, commonly known as Census 2001, was conducted in the United Kingdom on Sunday 29 April 2001. ...


Population of Wiltshire:

  • 1801: 185,107
  • 1851: 254,221
  • 1901: 271,394
  • 1951: 386,692
  • 2001: 613,024

Politics and administration

Wiltshire is a shire county, mostly under the control of Wiltshire County Council. This is divided into four local government districts, Kennet, North Wiltshire, Salisbury and West Wiltshire. Additionally, Swindon Borough is a unitary authority that forms part of the county for various functions such as Lord Lieutenant and High Sheriff, but does not come under county council control. Kennet is a local government district in Wiltshire, England. ... North Wiltshire is a local government district in Wiltshire, England. ... Salisbury is a local government district in Wiltshire, England. ... West Wiltshire is a local government district in Wiltshire, England and was formed on 1 April 1974, further to the Local Government Act 1972, as a merger of the former urban districts of Bradford-on-Avon, Melksham, Trowbridge, Warminster and Westbury, along with Bradford and Melksham Rural District and the... The article on the town of Swindon is here. ... A unitary authority is a type of local authority, which has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area. ...


The Department for Communities and Local Government announced on 25 July 2007 that Wiltshire County Council would become a unitary authority, replacing the four District Councils of West Wiltshire, North Wiltshire, Kennet and Salisbury. The Department for Communities and Local Government is a United Kingdom government department. ...


Following the elections in May 2005, 28 Conservatives, 16 Liberal Democrats, three Labour members and two Independents (Christopher Newbury and John Syme) are members of Wiltshire County Council. Conservatives hold most of the more rural areas while the Liberal Democrats hold several towns, including Trowbridge, Chippenham and Bradford-on-Avon. The county divisions of Westbury Ham with Dilton and Warminster West elected the two Independents, while the three Labour members hold their seats in the towns of Salisbury, Melksham and Devizes. The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is currently 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. ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a liberal political party based in the United Kingdom. ... The Labour Party is a political party in the United Kingdom. ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a liberal political party based in the United Kingdom. ... For other places with the same name, see Trowbridge (disambiguation). ... 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... Bradford on Avon (sometimes Bradford-on-Avon) is a town in west Wiltshire, England with a population of about 9,326. ... , 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. ... This article is about the English town. ... This article is about the city in the United Kingdom. ... , Melksham is a medium-sized English town, lying on the River Avon. ... , Devizes is a town and civil parish in the English county of Wiltshire. ...


At the parliamentary level Wiltshire is represented entirely by Conservative Members of Parliament, except for the predominantly urban area of Swindon which is represented by Labour. Since 1992 Devizes has been represented by the front bench Conservative Michael Ancram. Type Bicameral Houses House of Commons House of Lords Speaker of the House of Commons Michael Martin MP Speaker of the House of Lords Hélène Hayman, PC Members 1377 (646 Commons, 731 Peers) Political groups Labour Party Conservative Party Liberal Democrats Scottish National Party Plaid Cymru Democratic Unionist... , For other places with the same name, see Swindon (disambiguation). ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Devizes is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of 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. ...


Sport

The country is represented in the Football League by Swindon Town, who play at the County Ground near Swindon town centre. They joined the Football League on the creation of the Third Division in 1920, and have remained in the league ever since. Their most notable achievements include winning the Football League Cup in 1969, two successive promotions in 1986 and 1987 (taking them from the Fourth Division to the Second), promotion to the Premier League as Division One playoff winners in 1993, the Division Two title in 1996, and their recent promotion to League One in 2007 after finishing third in League Two. The Football League is an organisation representing 72 professional football clubs in England and Wales, and runs the oldest professional football league competition in the world. ... Swindon Town Football Club is an English football club based in Swindon, Wiltshire. ... There are several stadiums in England called the County Ground: County Ground, Derby - home of Derbyshire CCC County Ground, Durham (better known as the Riverside Ground) - home of Durham CCC County Ground, Northampton - home of Northamptonshire CCC County Ground, Swindon - home of Swindon Town F.C. This is a disambiguation... , For other places with the same name, see Swindon (disambiguation). ... The Football League is an organisation representing 72 professional football clubs in England and Wales, and runs the oldest professional football league competition in the world. ... From the 1992-93 to the 2003-04 season, the Football League Third Division was the third-highest division of The Football League and the fourth-highest division in the overall English football league system. ... Year 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display 1920) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... The Football League Fourth Division or Division Four of The Football League was the fourth-highest division in the English football league system from the 1958-59 season until the creation of the FA Premier League prior to the 1992-93 season. ... From 1892 until 1992, the Football League Second Division was the second highest division overall in English football. ... For other sports leagues which may be referred to by this name, see List of professional sports leagues. ... From 1889 until 1992, this was the highest division overall of organized football in England. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Football League One (often referred to as League One for short or Coca-Cola Football League 1 for sponsorship reasons) is the second-highest division of The Football League and third-highest division overall in the English football league system. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Football League Two (often referred to as League Two for short or Coca-Cola Football League 2 for sponsorship reasons) is the third-highest division of The Football League and fourth-highest division overall in the English football league system. ...


Settlements

A bridge over the river Avon at Bradford on Avon in Wiltshire

Towns and cities in Wiltshire are: A bridge over the river Avon at Bradford-on-Avon in Wiltshire. ... A bridge over the river Avon at Bradford-on-Avon in Wiltshire. ... The Avon Gorge and Clifton Suspension Bridge The River Avon is a river in the south west of England. ... The Town Bridge over the river Avon. ...

A full list of settlements is at List of places in Wiltshire. The Town Bridge over the river Avon. ... , 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... , Corsham is a small mediæval town in northwest Wiltshire, England. ... , Cricklade is a small town in north Wiltshire in England, on the River Thames, situated midway between Swindon and Cirencester. ... , Devizes is a town and civil parish in the English county of Wiltshire. ... Highworth is a small market town in the unitary authority of Swindon in Wiltshire, England, located about six miles north-east of Swindon town centre. ... Swindon is a borough in Wiltshire ceremonial county , South West England. ... , Malmesbury is a south Cotswold town and civil parish in south west England in the county of Wiltshire. ... Marlborough is a market town in the English county of Wiltshire on the Old Bath Road, the old main road from London to Bath. ... , Melksham is a medium-sized English town, lying on the River Avon. ... A mere is a Maori war club about 12 inches (30 cm) in length. ... Salisbury Cathedral by Constable. ... , For other places with the same name, see Swindon (disambiguation). ... For other places with the same name, see Trowbridge (disambiguation). ... This article is about the English town. ... , 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. ... Wilton is the name of several places in England: Wilton, a place in the county of Cumbria. ... , Wroughton is a large village in Wiltshire in the South West England region of the UK. It is part of the Borough of Swindon and is situated some 7 km (4 miles) southeast of Swindon. ... Swindon is a borough in Wiltshire ceremonial county , South West England. ... This is a list of cities, towns and villages in the ceremonial county of Wiltshire, England. ...


Places of interest

Places of interest in Wiltshire are: Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Abbeys and priories in England is a link page for any abbey, priory, friary or other monastic religious house in England. ... Access Land icon for use on UK lists of places of interest, created by Joe D. File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This is a list of amusement parks which are or were based in the UK. Alton Towers Adventure Island American Adventure Barry Island Pleasure Park Blackpool Pleasure Beach Blackgang Chine Brean Leisure Park Brighton Pier Camelot Theme Park Chessington World of Adventures Clarence Pier Crealy Dobwalls Diggerland Drayton Manor Dreamland... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Castles in England is a link page for any castle in England. ... Image File history File links Country_Park1. ... A country park is an area designated for people to visit and enjoy recreation in a countryside environment. ... English Heritage icon for use on UK lists of places of intrest. ... The standard of English Heritage English Heritage is a non-departmental public body of the United Kingdom government (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) with a broad remit of managing the historic environment of England. ... Forrestry Commision logo for use on UK lists of places of intrest. ... The Forestry Commission (established in 1919) is a non ministerial Government Department responsible for forestry in Great Britain. ... icon for use on UK lists of places of intrest, created by Joe D File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK Wikipedians notice... A scene on a heritage railway. ... Historic House icon For use with Template:EngPlacesKey or any other use. ... Historic houses in England is a link page for any stately home, country house or other historic house in England. ... icon for use on UK lists of places of intrest, created by Joe D File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK Wikipedians notice... icon for use on UK lists of places of intrest, created by Joe D File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK Wikipedians notice... The Palais du Louvre in Paris, which houses the Musée du Louvre, one of the worlds most famous museums, and most certainly the largest. ... Small National Trust for England logo for use on UK lists of places of interest. ... The standard of the National Trust The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, usually known as The National Trust, is a British preservation organization. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The following is a partial list of zoological gardens (zoos): // Egypt Giza Zoo Alexandria Zoo Qariyet El Assad (Lions Village) South Africa National Zoo, Pretoria Johannesburg Zoo[1] East London Tanzania Saa Nane Museum and Zoo, Mwanza Afghanistan Kabul Zoo, Kabul Bangladesh Dhaka Zoo, Mirpur, Dhaka China Beijing Zoo Chengdu...

Areas of countryside in Wiltshire are: Madonna and Guy Ritchie own Ashcombe House, on Cranborne Chase, near Salisbury. ... Historic House icon For use with Template:EngPlacesKey or any other use. ... Avebury Henge and Village Avebury is the site of a large henge and several stone circles in the English county of Wiltshire at grid reference SU103699, surrounding the village of Avebury (its geographical location is 51°25′43″N, 1°51′15″W). ... Access Land icon for use on UK lists of places of interest, created by Joe D. File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK... Avebury Manor & Garden is a National Trust property consisting of an early 16th-century manor house and its surrounding garden. ... The Avon Valley Path is a 34 mile long-distance footpath in England from Salisbury Cathedral in Wiltshire to Christchurch Priory in Dorset. ... Access Land icon for use on UK lists of places of interest, created by Joe D. File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK... Barbury Castle is an Iron Age hill fort situated in Wiltshire, England. ... Country park icon For use with Template:EngPlacesKey or any other use. ... The Beckhampton Avenue was a curving prehistoric avenue of stones that ran broadly south west Avebury towards The Longstones at Beckhampton in the English county of Wiltshire. ... Bentley Wood, together with the adjacent Blackmoor Copse, form one of the largest contiguous areas of woodland in Wiltshire, England. ... Access Land icon for use on UK lists of places of interest, created by Joe D. File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK... Bowood House from Morriss County Seats (1880). ... Historic House icon For use with Template:EngPlacesKey or any other use. ... It has been suggested that Hawthorn, Wiltshire be merged into this article or section. ... Castle Combe is a small village in Wiltshire, England, with a population of about 350. ... Castle Hill is a fairly small yet noticeably steep hill rising from the Northwestern side of Mere in Wiltshire, England. ... Access Land icon for use on UK lists of places of interest, created by Joe D. File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK... Cherhill is a village in Wiltshire, England located on the A4 road between Calne and Marlborough about 90 miles west of London. ... Chisbury Chapel is an English Heritage property located near Chisbury, Wiltshire in the United Kingdom. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Coate Water is a country park on the south-east outskirts of Swindon, near Junction 15 of the M4. ... Country park icon For use with Template:EngPlacesKey or any other use. ... Corsham Court is a country house, with park designed by Capability Brown, located 5 km west of Chippenham, Wiltshire, in England. ... Historic House icon For use with Template:EngPlacesKey or any other use. ... The Cotswold Water Park is the United Kingdoms largest water park. ... The Courts Garden is an English country garden in Holt, near Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, England. ... , Wroughton is a large village in Wiltshire in the South West England region of the UK. It is part of the Borough of Swindon and is situated some 7 km (4 miles) southeast of Swindon. ... The pumping station viewed from the canal; showing tunnel under railway, boilerhouse, enginehouse and chimney Wilton Water, the canal and railway from the pumping station The boilerhouse The beam gallery with the 1812 engine in operation Crofton Pumping Station is a pumping station, located near the village of Great Bedwyn... Edington Priory Edington Priory in Wiltshire, England, was founded by William Edington, the bishop of Winchester, in 1332 in his hometown of Edington. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Fonthill Abbey Fonthill Abbey — also known as Beckfords Folly — was a large Gothic-style building built in the turn of the 19th century in Wiltshire, England. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Great Chalfield Manor is a country house in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, England. ... Iford Manor in Wiltshire sits on the steep slopes of the idyllic Frome river valley, which itself has been occupied since Roman times. ... Historic House icon For use with Template:EngPlacesKey or any other use. ... Devizes wharf showing the canal museum Wharf Theatre The Kennet & Avon Canal Museum in Devizes, Wiltshire, England and has a range of exhibits about the conception, design, usage and eventual commercial decline of the Kennet and Avon Canal, as well as its subsequent restoration. ... , Devizes is a town and civil parish in the English county of Wiltshire. ... icon for use on UK lists of places of intrest, created by Joe D File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK Wikipedians notice... King Alfreds Tower or The Folly of King Alfred the Great (grid reference ST746351) in Stourhead, Wiltshire stands near the location of Egberts stone where it is believed that Alfred the Great, King of Wessex, rallied the Saxons in May 878 before the important Battle of Ethandun (now... Lacock Abbey Lacock Abbey in the village of Lacock, Wiltshire, England, was founded in the early 13th century by Ela, Countess of Salisbury, as a monastery of the Augustinian order. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Littlecote House is a large 16th-century house and estate in the English county of Wiltshire. ... Historic House icon For use with Template:EngPlacesKey or any other use. ... A drawing of Longleat in the early 18th century by Leonard Knyff. ... Country park icon For use with Template:EngPlacesKey or any other use. ... Historic House icon For use with Template:EngPlacesKey or any other use. ... Ludgershall is the name of more than one place. ... Horses at Lydiard Park Lydiard Park is a 260 acre country park in south-west Swindon, near Junction 16 of the M4. ... Country park icon For use with Template:EngPlacesKey or any other use. ... Historic House icon For use with Template:EngPlacesKey or any other use. ... Interior of the Abbey, showing the unusual watching-loft projecting above the nave. ... The western end of Maud Heaths Causeway. ... Mompesson House is an 18th-century house located in the Cathedral Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. ... Woodcut of Old Sarum as it was during its height Old Sarum is the site of the earliest settlement of Salisbury, England, with evidence of human habitation as early as 3000 BC. It sits on a hill about two miles (3km) north of modern Salisbury on the west side of... Access Land icon for use on UK lists of places of interest, created by Joe D. File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK... Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishops Grounds by John Constable c. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Shearwater is a man-made freshwater lake near Crockerton village, close to the town of Warminster in Wiltshire. ... Silbury Hill Silbury Hill (grid reference SU100685), part of the complex of Neolithic monuments around Avebury in the English county of Wiltshire (which includes the West Kennet Long Barrow), is the tallest prehistoric man-made mound in Europe and one of the worlds largest. ... For other uses, see Stonehenge (disambiguation). ... The Temple of Apollo high on a hill overlooking the gardens. ... Steam railway trains are hard to make and and put together some times you can get burnt and hurt that why some works make arms and legs for the people ... icon for use on UK lists of places of intrest, created by Joe D File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK Wikipedians notice... Trafalgar House circa 1880. ... Historic House icon For use with Template:EngPlacesKey or any other use. ... OLD WARDOUR CASTLE These substantial castle ruins typify the romantic relic, being preserved as a landscape feature in the grounds of the palladian mansion built by the Arundells in the 1770s. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... View of the outside of West Kennet Long Barrow View of the inside of West Kennet Long Barrow The West Kennet Long Barrow is a Neolithic tomb or barrow, situated on a prominent chalk ridge, near Silbury Hill, one-and-a-half miles south of Avebury in Wiltshire. ... Access Land icon for use on UK lists of places of interest, created by Joe D. File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK... The Westbury White Horse is a chalk carving on Salisbury Plain in England. ... Westwood Manor is a 15th-century manor house situated near Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, England. ... Woodhenge Woodhenge is a Neolithic Class I henge and timber circle monument located to the north of Amesbury in Wiltshire, England, within the civil parish of Durrington. ... Access Land icon for use on UK lists of places of interest, created by Joe D. File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK... Jones and de Causs South Front and the Palladian Bridge (1736/7), in a view of circa 1820 Wilton House is an English country house situated at Wilton near Salisbury in Wiltshire. ... Historic House icon For use with Template:EngPlacesKey or any other use. ... The Wilton windmill is a five floor brick tower mill with a round house located near the villages of Wilton and Great Bedwyn in the southern English county of Wiltshire. ... The Wilts and Berks Canal is a canal, originally in Wiltshire and Berkshire, England. ... Dorset (pronounced DOR-sit or [dɔ.sət], and sometimes in the past called Dorsetshire) is a county in the south-west of England, on the English Channel coast. ... Access Land icon for use on UK lists of places of interest, created by Joe D. File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK...

Routes through Wiltshire include: Ashmore pond Cranborne Chase is a Chalk plateau in central southern England, straddling the counties Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire. ... Access Land icon for use on UK lists of places of interest, created by Joe D. File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK... The North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is located in the English counties of Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire. ... Access Land icon for use on UK lists of places of interest, created by Joe D. File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK... This article is about the plateau in southern England; Salisbury Plain is also an area on South Georgia Island. ... Access Land icon for use on UK lists of places of interest, created by Joe D. File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK... The North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is located in the English counties of Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire. ... Access Land icon for use on UK lists of places of interest, created by Joe D. File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK...

The A4 at Hotwells in Bristol The A4 crosses Picadilly Circus in central London The A4 is a major road in England, also known as the Great West Road. ... The M4 motorway is a motorway in Great Britain linking London with Wales. ... The A303 is a trunk road in England. ... The Fosse Way was a Roman road in England which linked Exeter (Isca Dumnoniorum) in South West England, to Lincoln (Lindum) in the East Midlands, via Bath (Aquae Sulis), Cirencester (Corinium) and Leicester (Ratae Coritanorum). ... Maidenhead Railway Bridge The Great Western Main Line is a main line railway in England that runs westwards from London Paddington station to Temple Meads station in Bristol. ... The Wessex Main Line is the railway line from Bristol Temple Meads to Southampton. ... The canal at Bathampton, near Bath The Kennet and Avon Canal is a canal in southern England. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... icon for use on UK lists of places of intrest, created by Joe D File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK Wikipedians notice... The Thames Path is a National Trail following the length of the River Thames from its source in Gloucestershire to the Thames Barrier at Greenwich. ... The first section of the NCN to be built was the Bristol and Bath Railway Path, opened in 1984. ...

References and footnotes

  1. ^ Pearson, Michael (2003). Kennet & Avon Middle Thames:Pearson's Canal Companion. Rugby: Central Waterways Supplies. ISBN 0-907864-97-X. 
  2. ^ About south-west England. Met Office. Retrieved on 2006-05-28.
  3. ^ Regional Gross Value Added (pp.240-253). Office for National Statistics. Retrieved on 2006-10-21.
  4. ^ Components may not sum to totals due to rounding
  5. ^ includes hunting and forestry
  6. ^ includes energy and construction
  7. ^ includes financial intermediation services indirectly measured
  8. ^ Wiltshire Strategic Analysis (2002). Wiltshire CPRE. Retrieved on 2006-10-21.
  9. ^ Census Data 1991 Wiltshire Census Data. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved on 2006-10-21.

Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 148th day of the year (149th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

See also

. ... This is a list of cities, towns and villages in the ceremonial county of Wiltshire, England. ... This is an incomplete list of people who have served as Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire. ... The Wiltshire flag is a modern proposal for a county flag for Wiltshire. ... Thomas Hardy redirects here. ... Thomas Hardy redirects here. ...

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