Place:Barford St. Martin, Wiltshire, England

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NameBarford St. Martin
Alt namesBarford-St. Martinsource: Family History Library Catalog
Barford St Martinsource: spelling variant
Grovely Woodsource: extra parochial area
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.082°N 1.921°W
Located inWiltshire, England
See alsoCawden and Cadworth Hundred, Wiltshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Wilton Rural, Wiltshire, Englandrural district 1894-1934
Salisbury and Wilton Rural, Wiltshire, Englandrural district 1934-1974
Salisbury District, Wiltshire, England1974-2009
Wiltshire District, Wiltshire, England2009--
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Barford St Martin is a village in Wiltshire, England, about two miles from Wilton, on the junction of the A30 and the B3089. Barford is known as one of the Nadder Valley villages, named for the River Nadder which flows through the village.

Grovely Wood forms the northern section of the parish.

History

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The history of Barford can be traced back to the 11th Century. There is reference to Barford in the Domesday Book compiled in 1085/1086.

The St. Martin suffix, from the dedication of the church, was added by 1304 to distinguish it from Barford manor in Downton parish.

Hurdcott House is from the early or mid 19th century[3] and stands on the site of an earlier house.

Grovely Wood, between Barford and Great Wishford, was an extra-parochial area. By 1839, the boundary of Barford parish had moved north to include almost all of the woodland.

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