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Content generated during research for the paperback book 'Codford: Wool and War in Wiltshire' (ISBN 13 : 978-1-86077-441-6 ) for the England's Past for Everyone series

Domesday Book, the most famous record in England’s national archive, and one of the oldest, has been available in printed form since 1783.

The census returns tell us agreat deal about the people of Codford in the 19th century.

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.