Groveley Wood  Wiltshire


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

GROVELY, or GROVELY WOOD, an extra-parochial tract in Wilton district, Wilts; 4¼ miles NW of Wilton. Pop., 50. house, 12. It is a main part of an ancient forest, which was one of the largest in Wilts; which continued to be a forest so late as the time of Elizabeth; and which contained a number of ancient earthworks; and it belongs to the Earl of Pembroke, and is a meet for the South Wilts hounds. ...

" The circuit of this wood, '' says Sir R.Hoare, " is iter rich in food for the antiquary, and interesting to every eye that is not totally indifferent to the many varied and beautiful views which it continually affords. '' Grovely Works, opposite Wishford, are remains of an ancient British town, about a mile in length, and occupying 60 acres. Grovely Castle, S of Little Langford, is an earthwork of single ditch and rampart, but seemingly of not very high antiquity. East Castle, Hanging-Langford, Belbury-Bing, and Hamshill-Ditches, also are ancient earthworks, various in character and in age, within the limits of the ancient foreST.

Groveley Wood through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 17th April 2024

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