The George Inn, first recorded in 1541, had become the stopping place for the Rocket stagecoach before 1800, and was described in 1787 as a stone a
The Hungerfords were one of the largest West Country magnate families. Their family seat was Farleigh Hungerford in Somerset near Trowbridge.
Salisbury had markets on Tuesdays and Saturdays between 1361 and 1960; there was no market on the other four to encourage trade in Old Sarum and Wi
The wooden castle was built by William the conqueror as his invasion force came to the West Country in 1086.
A market has occured in Marlborough throughout its history as was vital to trading in the town.
First cathedral was built between 1075 & 1092 by the Bishop Osmond a larger building was on the site circa 1120.
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.
Thursday market was granted in 1219 & 1252 to the lord of Amesbury manor, Saturday market in 1317 to Amesbury priory, Wednesday market in 1614
Church of St Mary & St Melor
In the later 12th century the demesne of Amesbury manor included several pastures for cattle and in the early 13th century extensive several pastur