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Wardour  Wiltshire

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Wardour like this:

WARDOUR, a parish in Tisbury district, Wilts; 2¼ miles WSW of Tisbury r. station. Post town, Tisbury, under Salisbury. Acres and real property returned with Tisbury. Pop., 710. Houses, 119. W. Castle is the seat of Lord Arundell of W.; was built in 1776-89; is in the Grecian style, with a centre and crescent wings; has a rotunda staircase, 144 feet round; contains a rich collection of paintings and other works of art; and stands in a finely wooded park, about 5 miles in circuit. ...


An ancient castle here was built by the Martins, before the time of Edward III.; passed, through the Lovells, the Touchets, the Audleys, and others, to the Arundells; was the birthplace of Lord Chief Justice Hyde, of the 16th century; and was besieged, captured, and ruined, in the civil wars of Charles I. The living is annexed to Tisbury; and the parish contains the Tisbury workhouse.

Wardour through time

Wardour is now part of Salisbury district. Click here for graphs and data of how Salisbury has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Wardour itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Wardour, in Salisbury and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/12132

Date accessed: 25th September 2018


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