Durnford  Wiltshire


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

DURNFORD, a village and a parish in Amesbury district, Wilts. The village stands on the river Avon, 2½ miles SSW of Amesbury, and 4 NNE of Wilton r. station; occupies the site of a Roman settlement; and has a post office under Salisbury. The parish includes also the hamlets of Little Durnford, Netton, Salterton, and Newtown. ...

Acres, 3, 423. Real property, with Wilsford and Lake, Great Woodford a-Little Woodford, £9, 965. Rated property of D. alone, £4, 375. Pop., 553. Houses, 117. The property is divided among a few. Durnford House is a seat of the Earl of Malmsbury; and Little Durnford House is the seat of E. Hinxman, Esq. Ogbury camp, on the brow of a hill, near Durnford House, is an extensive earthwork, resembling more a seat of the ancient Britons than a military station; without any fosse, and intersected by numerous small banks. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £175.* Patron, the Bishop of Salisbury. The church is rich Norman, with curious doorways; has an early English square tower; and contains a figured Saxon font, and monuments of the Yonges. The parsonage was once occupied by Harris, the author of " Hermes." There is a Wesleyan chapel.

Durnford through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 21st June 2024

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