Melchet Park  Wiltshire


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

MELCHET PARK, an extra-parochial tract in Alderbury district, Wilts; 9½ miles SE of Salisbury. Acres, 830. Pop. 31. It was formerly a royal forest; was pur.chased in 1783 by Alexander Baring, afterwards Lord Ashburton; contains a mansion on an elevated site, commanding an extensive and charming view; and has, on an eminence, a Hondo temple, erected in 1800, after designs by Daniel, to the memory of Warren Hastings.

Melchet Park through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Melchet Park, in Test Valley and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 27th January 2021

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