For centuries, the Wylye Valley was an area of sheep farming and barley production, where the sheep were used to dung the land.
Chitterne brook runs into the river Wylye. Codford owes its origins to the fords which crossed at this point. On both sides of the Chitterne broo
The transformation of Salisbury Plain from sheep downland to military training grounds, between 1897 and 1914, coincided with the heyday of railway
Until the 1850s, the road from Longbridge Deverill along the Deverill valley only went as far as the manor house of Hill Deverill.
Prosperity came from the town’s many inns catering for travellers on the main London to Bristol road.
The railway through Salisbury served different areas: the local market (the Market house line & the Bishopstoke line) the area around Salisbury
The Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre is located in Chippenham. It holds a vast amount of material on the history of Wiltshire and Swindon.