Place:Downton Hundred, Wiltshire, England


NameDownton Hundred
Located inWiltshire, England

Downton Hundred is located south of Salisbury on the Wiltshire-Dorset border. On the east is Frustfield Hundred and on the west is Cawden and Cadworth Hundred. One parish, East Knoyle, makes up a small detached section of Downton Hundred to the west of Cawden and Cadworth. Redlynch parish was formed from Downton parish after the use of "hundreds" had ceased.

To place the hundred within the county, see Map of the Hundreds of Wiltshire, 1832, a map from HMSO Boundary Commissioners, dated 1832, provided by A Vision of Britain through Time.

The Hundred and its individual parishes are covered in Volume 11 of the Victoria County History for Hampshire. On the first page there is a map showing the detached portions of the hundred, together with the parishes and their subordinate parts.

List of Parishes

Bishopstone (near Salisbury) parish (ancient), civil parish
Downton parish (ancient), civil parish
East Knoyle parish (ancient), civil parish
Fonthill Bishop parish (ancient), civil parish
Hindon chapelry, civil parish part of East Knoyle parish until 1894
Langley Wood extra parochial area, civil parish see Redlynch parish
No Mans Land extra parochial area, civil parish see Redlynch parish
Nunton with Bodenham chapelry, civil parish
Standlynch extra parochial area, civil parish