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This Roman Highworth ceramic pot was discovered in the village of Highworth in June 2008.

The Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre is located in Chippenham. It holds a vast amount of material on the history of Wiltshire and Swindon.

In the 17th century Amesbury was an important centre for the manufacture of clay pipes, quality of its products became famous far beyond the local

In the later 12th century the demesne of Amesbury manor included several pastures for cattle and in the early 13th century extensive several pastur

Church of St Mary & St Melor

Thursday market was granted in 1219 & 1252 to the lord of Amesbury manor, Saturday market in 1317 to Amesbury priory, Wednesday market in 1614

Stonehenge airfield landing ground between the Shrewton & Exeter roads west of Stonehenge was opened in 1917 for training bomber pilots.

The town was held by Brictric, a Saxon in 1086 after his father had held it at the conquest of William the conqueror in 1066.

Chartism was nationwide movement for voting reform in Victorian England.

Benjamin Lansdown was born in Trowbridge in 1819 and was the son of a woollen mill employee.