Codford High Street
Most of today’s settlement lies along the High Street, the old main road running slightly south-eastwards from Codford St Peter to the bridge over the Chitterne brook in Codford St Mary. The present-day High Street, part of a very old route between Wilton and Warminster, linked the two Codfords: the church and buildings associated with the manor of Codford St Peter were focused upon this road, whereas the church and chief house of the manor of Codford St Mary lay to the north.
Many of the houses along High Street survive, including about half a dozen of the 17th century. Most were built as farmhouses and still have barns behind them, some of which are later than the houses. The character of High Street, particularly in Codford St Peter, changed dramatically in the middle of the 19th century, when large new buildings appeared on the south side. The complex of the Woolstore, Wool House, and Wool Cottage must have seemed an uncompromising industrial intrusion into the otherwise rural street. In the later 19th century and earlier 20th several of the smarter High Street houses were altered.
View photographs and documents associated with Codford High Street from the selection on the right.