Place:Ramsbury, Wiltshire, England

Alt namesRamsburysource: from redirect
Aecclesia 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
Axfordsource: village in parish
Knightonsource: hamlet in parish
New Town (Ramsbury)source: "suburb" of Ramsbury
Whittonditchsource: hamlet in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.433°N 1.606°W
Located inWiltshire, England
See alsoRamsbury Hundred, Wiltshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Ramsbury Rural, Wiltshire, Englandrural district, 1894 - 1934
Marlborough and Ramsbury Rural, Wiltshire, Englandrural district, 1934 - 1974
Kennet District, Wiltshire, England1974-2009
Wiltshire District, Wiltshire, England2009--
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Ramsbury is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England. The village is in the Kennet Valley near the Berkshire boundary. The nearest towns are Hungerford about 4.5 miles (7.2 km) east and Marlborough about 5.5 miles (8.9 km) west. The much larger town of Swindon is about 12 miles (19 km) to the north.

The civil parish includes the hamlet of Axford about 2.5 miles (4.0 km) west of the village of Ramsbury, and three smaller hamlets: New Town (Ramsbury), close to Ramsbury to the southeast, and Knighton and Whittonditch, both about 1 mile (1.6 km) to the east. (There is a second hamlet named New Town in Enford parish in the Pewsey area.) The 2011 Census recorded a parish population of 1,989.

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.

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

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Ramsbury.

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