Place:Ramsbury, Wiltshire, England

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NameRamsbury
Alt namesAecclesia Corvinensissource: Oxford: English Place Names (1960) p 380
Hremnesbyrigsource: Oxford: English Place Names (1960) p 380
Ramesberiesource: Oxford: English Place Names (1960) p 380
Rammesburisource: Oxford: English Place Names (1960) p 380
Remnesberysource: Oxford: English Place Names (1960) p 380
TypeVillage
Coordinates51.433°N 1.6°W
Located inWiltshire, England     (500 - )
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source: Family History Library Catalog


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Ramsbury is a village in Ramsbury and Axford civil parish in the English county of Wiltshire covering the area around Rambury and the hamlet of Axford. The village is in the Kennet Valley near the Berkshire boundary. The nearest towns are Hungerford about east and Marlborough about west. The much larger town of Swindon is about to the north.

The civil parish includes the hamlet of Axford about west of Ramsbury. The 2001 Census recorded a parish population of 1,969.[1]

History

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Littlecote Roman Villa is in the parish. The earliest written history of Ramsbury can be traced from the Saxon era when the bishopric of Ramsbury was created in 909 AD. The see was moved to Old Sarum in 1075.

Church of England parish church of the Holy Cross dates from the 13th century. It has a ghost story: according to local legend, if you count the hundred studs on the north door at midnight, it will open, and the ghost of 'Wild' William Darrell of Littlecote House will come out.

During the Second World War there was a Royal Air Force airfield on a ridge of high ground to the south of the village.

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