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.
In 1866 the rector of Weston Patrick converted a barn into a school at a cost of £30 which was supported by subscription and the scholars’ pence.
First cathedral was built between 1075 & 1092 by the Bishop Osmond a larger building was on the site circa 1120.
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.
During World War I, military units were based throughout Salisbury Plain for training before deployment to the front.