In the later 12th century the demesne of Amesbury manor included several pastures for cattle and in the early 13th century extensive several pastur
Church of St Mary & St Melor
Thursday market was granted in 1219 & 1252 to the lord of Amesbury manor, Saturday market in 1317 to Amesbury priory, Wednesday market in 1614
The town was held by Brictric, a Saxon in 1086 after his father had held it at the conquest of William the conqueror in 1066.
Marlborough common exists at the heart of the settlement.
A market has occured in Marlborough throughout its history as was vital to trading in the town.
The wooden castle was built by William the conqueror as his invasion force came to the West Country in 1086.