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Wiltshire Vol XIX
The focus of this volume is the Renaissance prodigy house at Longleat, and the clutch of parishes strung out along the Deverill valley to the south and east of it. They are Brixton Deverill, Hill Deverill, and Horningsham in Heytesbury hundred; Kingston Deverill in Mere hundred; and Compton Chamberlayne, Longbridge Deverill, and Monkton Deverill in South Damerham hundred.
Work is now well under way on the seven ancient parishes that will be included in volume XIX, due to be published in September 2014. Its focus is the Renaissance prodigy house at Longleat, and the clutch of parishes strung out along the Deverill...
Brixton Deverill is a small parish, which includes the former tithing of Whitecliff. It is the central one of five villages named Deverill standing on the banks of the Wylye. Together their territories made up the estate of Devrel, probably centred...
Compton Chamberlayne lies c. 7 km. W of Wilton, to the south of the river Nadder. The village which forms the main settlement lies in a small valley running south from the river, and lying until the later 18th century either side of an unnamed...
The ancient parish of Hill Deverill included the detached tithing of Baycliffe which lay 5.5 km. west of Hill Deverill village. In 1884 Baycliffe (c. 200 a.) was absorbed into Horningsham parish, and in 1934 Hill Deverill itself (1,548 a.) was...
Horningsham lies c. 7 km. SW of Warminster, along Wiltshire’s western border with Somerset. Nestling between the slopes of Cold Kitchen Hill to the south-east and Selwood forest to the west, the bulk of the parish lies on greensand, into which...