Place:Great Wishford, Wiltshire, England

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NameGreat Wishford
Alt namesWichefordsource: early name for parish
Witfordsource: early name for parish
Willesford Magnasource: mid-16th century name for parish
Wishford Magnasource: early 17th century name for parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.119°N 1.886°W
Located inWiltshire, England
See alsoBranch and Dole 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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Great Wishford is a village and civil parish in the Wylye Valley in Wiltshire, England, about three miles (5 km) north of Wilton and five miles (8 km) northwest of Salisbury. The village lies west of a bend in the River Wylye. In 2011, according to the UK census, it had a population of 368.

The village pre-dates the Norman conquest of 1066, but was only a hamlet at this time. The name has evolved over the years, with recorded names including Wicheford (meaning a ford where wych-elms grow), Witford, Willesford Magna (mid-16th century) and Wishford Magna (early 17th century). Set into the wall of the church is a series of nine engraved "bread stones" that record the price of bread from 1800 (during the Napoleon blockade) until 2000.

Grovely Wood (redirected to Barford St. Martin), between Great Wishford and Barford St. Martin, was an extra-parochial area. By 1839, the boundary of [[Place:Barford, Wiltshire, England|Barford parish had moved north to include almost all of the woodland.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Great Wishford.

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