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
The transformation of Salisbury Plain from sheep downland to military training grounds, between 1897 and 1914, coincided with the heyday of railway
To accommodate the British and ANZAC troops at Codford, a large number of temporary wooden huts were built in a series of camps, mainly along the e
James Raxworthy senior was presumably in residence in Codford by 1830, for in November of that year, the Swing Riots began and he was unwittingly i
The Mompesson tomb in the south chapel of Codford St Mary's Church, moved there in the 19th century.
Between 1581 and the later 18th century, the majority of the estate of Codford St Mary was owned by the Mompesson family. The family made clear t
John Collins was a farmer in Codford
At Home Close on the High Street (once the Post Office and for a time Shirley House), a half storey and a south-west wing were added to the mid-17t
Codford St Mary’s former school, began in 1875 (date on porch) and was extended 1889-91 (date beneath bell).
In 1944 plans were drawn up by Warminster and Westbury RDC to build on the site of the American military camp, formally the old cherry orchard betw
Wadham Locke, owner of Ashton Gifford House, built Ashton Gifford school at his own expense in 1844.