Place:Durrington, Wiltshire, England

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NameDurrington
Alt namesHackthornsource: hamlet in parish
Larkhillsource: hamlet in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.217°N 1.75°W
Located inWiltshire, England
See alsoAmesbury Hundred, Wiltshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Amesbury Rural, Wiltshire, Englandrural district, 1894 - 1974
Salisbury District, Wiltshire, Englanddistrict municipality 1974-2009
Wiltshire District, Wiltshire, Englandunitary authority since 2009
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Durrington is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England. The village lies about 2 miles (3.2 km) north of the town of Amesbury, 10 miles (16 km) north of the city of Salisbury, and 2 1⁄2 miles (4.0 km) northeast of the Stonehenge monument. It is on the eastern part of Salisbury Plain, the largest remaining area of chalk grassland in northwest Europe. The parish includes the hamlet of Hackthorn, on the northern outskirts of Durrington, and the military settlement of Larkhill, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) to the west.

Durrington has a long history, dating back to the Neolithic era. Two ancient sites lie in the parish: Durrington Walls and Woodhenge. The parish is in the Upper Avon valley, with the River Avon forming its eastern boundary; Durrington village is close to the river. The toponym is derived from the Old English Deor ingtūn, meaning 'farm or settlement connected with Deor', Deor being a personal name.

The village's 21st century population is about 5,000.

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