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The only evidence for Henry the hermit is found in a Patent Roll, one of a series of official documents recording government business.

By the influence of his wife, Col Ralph Sneyd made the courtyard at Woolstore into a theatre in the late 1920’s.

Two important turnpike trusts, based in Amesbury and Fisherton Anger (Salisbury), were authorised in 1761 to take responsibility for long stretches

A slow but steady flow of river water right across the meadow (known as ‘drowning’ the meadow), kept the ground slightly warmer than it would be if

Customary tenants made up the largest group, and also the lowest group of tenant farmers.

Since 1940 about 94 acres of grassland ploughed up; some land taken for military use in Codford’s Manor Farm. At the larger East Farm, almost 400 a

Arable farming on the Wiltshire chalklands, such as Codford, continued until the 19th century to be organised on the basis of enormous open fields,

The basis for much speculation has been the Anglo-Saxon sculptured stone found in St.

At Codford, an aerial photograph revealed cropmarks within the extant single bank and ditch, consistent with a much earlier type of monument, a Neo

Many Bristolians had toponymic surnames in the 13th and 14th centuries, that is, names that denote a place or region. There were 33 individuals bea