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Codford had no country seat until the early 19th century when Ashton Gifford House, set in a small ornamental park, took that role.

In 1840, the plain classical Wool House had an L-plan, but by the time it was put up for sale in 1869 there was not only a northern extension, but

The Poplars was built in the early 19th century with a fashionably Greek Doric porch.

Overton House, rebuilt in brick for the local surgeon in the early 19th century.

This industrial building known as The Woolstore stands in the ancient parish of Codford St Peter on the south side of the High Street, where the ro

Arable farming on the Wiltshire chalklands, such as Codford, continued until the 19th century to be organised on the basis of enormous open fields,

Two important turnpike trusts, based in Amesbury and Fisherton Anger (Salisbury), were authorised in 1761 to take responsibility for long stretches