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Salisbury had markets on Tuesdays and Saturdays between 1361 and 1960; there was no market on the other four to encourage trade in Old Sarum and Wi

During World War I, military units were based throughout Salisbury Plain for training before deployment to the front.

In 1597, shortly after Sir Edward Penruddocke completed his purchase of the manor of Compton Chamberlayne, he commissioned this survey of the entir

There has probably been a park at Compton Chamberlayne since at least the 14th century, possibly even earlier.

Compton House is an extensive house that stands at the heart of Compton Park in the village of Compton Chamberlayne.

The nonconformist chapel at Horningsham.

Whilst much of the body of the church dates from a restoration by Manners and Gill in 1846, the tower is 15th-century.

The church at Brixton Deverill occupies a site next to the manor house, at the heart of the medieval village.

Built on the side of the rectory, the village schoolroom was opened in 1823 with the aid of a £40 grant from teh Treasury.

Until the 1850s, the road from Longbridge Deverill along the Deverill valley only went as far as the manor house of Hill Deverill.