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In 1597, shortly after Sir Edward Penruddocke completed his purchase of the manor of Compton Chamberlayne, he commissioned this survey of the entir

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.

Marlborough common exists at the heart of the settlement.

Marlborough’s position on the main London to Bristol road made it a centre of trade and industry.

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

Old Sarum in Wiltshire is well known as notorious rotten borough pre the 1832 reform act.

First cathedral was built between 1075 & 1092 by the Bishop Osmond a larger building was on the site circa 1120.

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