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    Pertwood
    Perteworde: Osbert from Bishop of Coutances.
    Split into Higher and Lower Pertwood by a Roman road.

    Pewsey
    Pevesei / sie: King's land with Reinbald the priest holding the church; Westminster Abbey before and after 1066; Arnulf de Hesdin; and Edric from the king. Church, 7 mills.
    Town. Its church stands on Sarcen stones laid by the Saxons.

    Pomeroy
    Ponberie: Osmund.
    Pomeroy Farm; Pomeroy Wood.

    Porton
    Po(e)rtone: Peter from Edward of Salisbury; Wulfric, formerly his father, from the king. Mill.
    On the River Bourne.

    Potterne
    Poterne: Bishop of Salisbury before and after 1066; Arnulf de Hesdin and Robert from him; Alfward from the king. 7 mills.
    Near Potterne Wood; manor house; Blounts Court.

    Poulshot
    Paueshou: King's land with Edgar holding the church. Corsham church.
    Quiet; ancient water mill.

    Poulton
    Poltone: Humphrey de L'Isle. Mill.
    Poulton House, outside Marlborough.

    Purton
    Piritone: Glastonbury Abbey. Mill.
    Straggling; Purton Common; manor house, c.1600.

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    Ramsbury
    Ramesberie: Bishop of Salisbury. 10 mills.
    On the River Kennet; water mill at Axford Farm.

    Ratfyn
    Rotefeld(e): Edward of Salisbury, formerly Earl Harold, and Hervey from him.
    Ratfyn Barrow nearby.

    Rockley
    Rochelie: Edward of Salisbury; Alfred of Marlborough.
    Manton Down Burial Chamber.

    Rodbourne Cheney
    Redborne: Reginald from Miles Crispin.
    On the outskirts of Swindon.

    Rowde
    Rode: William, Gilbert and Wulfgeat from Alfred of Marlborough. 2 mills.
    Many modern developments; Bronze Age barrow on Roundway Down.

    Rushall
    Rusteselve: King's land, with St. Wandrille's holding the church. 5 mills.
    On the River Avon; church with a Norman font.

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    Salisbury
    Sarisberie: King's land; Bishop of Salisbury. 10 mills.
    City on the River Avon. Originally Old Sarum (Sorbiodunum), an ancient British hill-fort, it was then Roman, and Saxon. The cathedral was built in 1220.

    Salthrop
    Salteharpe: Humphrey de L'Isle.
    Salthrop House.

    Seagry
    Segrete / grie: Durand of Gloucester and 2 men-at-arms from him.
    By the River Avon; Seagry Wood.

    Sevington
    Sevementone: William from William d'Eu.
    Stonebuilt.

    Shalbourne
    Saldeborne / Scaldeburne: Hugh de Lasne and William from him; Wulfric and Osgot from the king. Mill.

    Shaw (in Chute)
    Scage:
    Lost.

    Shaw (in West Overton)
    Essage: William de Braose and Robert from him.
    Georgian Shaw House.

    Sherrington
    Scarentone: Osbern Giffard. Mill.
    On the River Wylye; nearby, a mound on which a castle belonging to the Gifford family once stood.

    Sherston
    Sorestone / Sorstain: King's land with St Wandrille's holding the church.
    On Avon; church with a Norman tower, and a chest containing armour worn by John Rattlebone during a victorious battle with the Danes, 1016.

    Shipley
    Scepeleia: Bishop of Salisbury.
    Shipley Bottom.

    Shrewton
    Wintreburne: Edward of Salisbury and Godfrey and Theobald from him. Mill.
    Bridge over the River Till. At the Blind House, shaped like a beehive, people were imprisoned before execution.

    Smallbrook
    Smalebroc: Aubrey the Chamberlain.
    Part of Warminster.

    Smithcot
    Smitecote: Albert from Humphrey de L'Isle. Mill.
    Cotsmiths Farm.

    Somerford
    Sumre / Somreford(e): Gunfrid from Malmesbury Abbey; Theodoric from Edward of Salisbury; Siward from Alfred of Marlborough; Humphrey de L'Isle; Alwin, Alfwy, Edward and Saeva from the king. 3 mills.
    Now 2 villages, Great and Little Somerford. 16th century Mount Farmhouse stands on the site of a motte and bailey castle in Great Somerford.

    Sopworth
    Sopeworde: Hugh from William d'Eu.
    Georgian manor house.

    South Newton
    Newenton(e): Abbess of Wilton. 2 mills.
    In Melchet Forest 80 cartloads of timber. In the Wylye valley.

    Standen
    Standone: Benzelin from Arnulf de Hesdin. Mill.
    Standen House, in Chute, a late 18th century mansion with thatched boundary walls.

    Standlynch
    Staninges: William de Falaise from the king and Alfward from him; Waleran Hunter; Alfwy son of Thurber from the king.
    Standlynch Farm and Down. Trafalgar House, given to Nelson's brother as an act of gratitude, houses a large collection of the Admiral's possessions.

    Stanley
    Stanlege: Azelin from Waleran Hunter.
    Stanley Abbey Farm.

    Stanmore
    Stamere:
    Lost.

    Stanton FitzWarren
    Stantone: Grimbald Goldsmith from the king.
    By the site of a Roman building; church with Saxon remains, in the park surrounding Stanton House.

    Stanton St. Bernard
    Stantone: Abbess of Wilton. 2 mills.
    Between All Cannings Bridge and Stanton Bridge on the Kennet and Avon Canal.

    Stanton St. Quintin
    Stantone: Glastonbury Abbey and Osbern Giffard from the abbey.

    Stapleford
    Stapleford: Swein, formerly his father, from the king.
    Charming; on the site of Stapleford Castle, once owned by Waleran Hunter, the Conqueror's huntsman.

    Staverton
    Stavretone: Brictric, formerly his father, from the king. Mill.
    On the River Avon; once a minor weaving centre.

    Stert
    Sterte: Humphrey de L'Isle. 2 mills.
    Pretty.

    Stitchcombe
    Stotecome: Goda, a woman, from the king. Mill.
    On the River Kennet.

    Stockton
    Stottune: Bishop of Winchester before and after 1066. Mill.
    Stockton House, built by John Topp, an Elizabethan cloth merchant.

    Stourton
    Stortone: Ralph from Walscin de Douai. 2 mills.
    Stourhead, in beautiful gardens, the Stourton family home from Saxon times until the 18th century. Alfred's Tower marks the spot where Alfred set up his standard against the Danes in 879.

    Stratford Tony
    Stradford: King's land, formerly Earl Aubrey. 2 mills.
    Near the River Ebble; named after Ralph Toni, William the Conqueror's standard-bearer at the Battle of Hastings, who was granted this land for his services.

    Stratton St. Margaret
    Stratone: Nigel the Doctor. Mill.
    Suburb of Swindon.

    Surrendell
    Sirendone: Richard from Ralph de Mortimer.
    Surrendell Farm.

    Suton Mandeville
    Sudtone: Richard FitzGilbert and Berengar from him. Mill.
    Near the River Nadder.

    Sutton Veny
    Su(d)tone: William de Mohun and Walter from him; William FitzGuy; Nigel the Doctor and St. Mary of Montebourg from him. 2 mills.
    Sutton Veny House.

    Swallowcliff
    Svaloclive: Abbess of Wilton; Brictric and Alfward from the king.
    Manor house by Swallowcliff Wood.

    Swindon
    Suindone / dune: Bishop of Bayeux and Wadard from him; Alfred of Marlborough; Wulfric and Wulfward, the king's purveyor, from the king; Odin the Chamberlain. 2 mills.
    Now the large, industry-based New Town and the Old Town with a marketplace and the ruins of the ancient Holy Rood Church in the grounds of the Goddard family house.

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    Teffont Evias
    Tefonte: Alfred of Marlborough. Mill.
    Pretty; Teffont Mill. Sir James Ley, Lord Chief Justice and friend of John Milton, lived at Teffont Manor in the 17th century.

    Thickwood
    Ticoode: Gilbert from Edward of Salisbury.
    By the site of a Roman building.

    Thornhill
    Torn(v)elle: Ansfrid from Gilbert de Breteuil; William FitzAnsculf. Mill.

    Tidcombe
    Titicome: Wenesi's wife, formerly her husband, from the king. Mill.
    Near the course of a Roman road.

    Tilshead
    Theodulveside / Tidulfhide: King's land; Alfward, Aelfric Small, Alstan and Aelmer from the king. 9 mills.
    Large; on Salisbury Plain; Bronze Age ditch nearby.

    Tisbury
    Tisseberie: Abbess of Shaftesbury. 4 mills.
    Burial place of Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936); 2 castles, ruined (14th century) Wardour Castle and an 18th century castle of the same name, now Cranbourne Chase girls' school.

    Tockenham
    Tocheham: Roger from Durand of Gloucester; Odilard from Ralph of Mortimer; Aelfric Small, Alric and Algar from the king. Mill.
    Church with a Roman god in a wall niche.

    Tollard Royal
    Tollard: Aiulf from Edward of Salisbury; William d'Eu. Vineyard.
    Burial place of Lieutenant-General Pitt-Rivers (1827-1900). His museum at Oxford holds weapons and relics from the Stone Age onwards.

    Trow
    Troi: Richard Poynant.
    Trow Farm and Down.

    Trowbridge
    Straburg: Brictric, formerly his father, from the king. Mill.
    Town on the River Biss, the administrative capital of Wiltshire and an industrial and weaving centre. The poet George Crabble was rector, 1814-32.

    Trowle
    Trole: Brictric from the king.
    Now Trowle Common; bridge over the River Biss.

    Tytherington
    Tedrintone: King's land, formerly Earl Aubrey. ½ mill.
    St. James's Church, founded in 1083 by Queen Maud, mother of Henry II.

    Tytherton Kellaways
    Terintone: Osbern Giffard.
    Now known as Kellaways.

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    Uffcott
    U(l)fecote: Roger from Durand of Gloucester; Wulfric, formerly his father, from the king.
    By an ancient ridgeway; Barbury Castle, a prehistoric hill-fort where the West Saxons beat the Britons in the Battle of Beranburth, AD 556.

    Ugford
    Ocheforde / Ogeford: Abbess of Wilton; Gundwin from Osbern Giffard. 2 mills.
    On the outskirts of Wilton.

    Upavon
    Oppavrene: King's land with St. Wandrille's holding the church.
    Quiet; Casterley Camp, Wiltshire's biggest prehistoric fortress; church originally Norman.

    Upton Lovell
    Uptone: Gerald of Wilton from the king. Mill.
    On the River Wylye.

    Upton Scudamore
    Opetone: Reinbald from Arnulf de Hesdin; Ralph from Alfred of Marlborough; Ansfrid from William d'Eu. 2 mills.

    Urchfont
    Ierchesfonte: St. Mary of Winchester before and after 1066. 3 mills.
    Upton Manor, 1688, now a college.

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    Walcot
    Walecote: Reginald from Miles Crispin.
    Suburb of Swindon.

    Wanborough
    Wemberge: Bishop of Winchester before and after 1066. Mill.
    By the Key of Wessex, where 3 Roman roads met and 2 Saxon battles were fought.

    Wardour
    Werdore: Abbess of Wilton and Brictmer from her.
    3 buildings: 14th century Wardour Castle, where the aged Lady Arundell held out for 5 days with only a handful of servants against Cromwell's soldiers during the Civil War; 17th century Old Wardour House, and Georgian New Wardour Cast.

    Washern
    Waisel: Abbess of Wilton. In Melchet Forest 80 cartloads of timber.
    17th century Washern Grange.

    Westbury
    Wes(t)berie: King's land, formerly Queen Edith with a minor clerk holding the church; William Shield. Potters, 8 mills.
    Small industrial town where Judge James Ley, 1st Earl of Marlborough (1550-1629) is buried; late Georgian cloth mills.

    West Dean
    Duene: Waleran Hunter. 1½ mills.
    Near the site of a Roman villa; remains of a motte and bailey castle.

    Westlecott
    Wichelestote:
    Lost.

    West Overton
    Ovretone: Abbess of Wilton. Mill.
    On the River Kennet; near the course of a Roman road.

    West Tytherton
    Tedelintone / Terintone: Burghelm from Edward of Salisbury; William Hard from Alfred of Marlborough. 4 parts of a mill, 2 parts of a mill.
    Scott's Mill Farm.

    Westwood
    Westwode: Bishop of Winchester before and after 1066. Mill.
    Now 2 villages, Westwood and Upper Westwood.

    Whaddon (in Alderbury)
    Watedene: Engenwulf and 2 men-at-arms from Waleran Hunter.
    On the outskirts of Alderbury.

    Whaddon (in Semington)
    Wadone: Aelfric of Melksham, the pre-Conquest holder, from the king. Mill.

    Whitecliff
    Witeclive: Gundwin the Keeper of the granaries.
    Whitecliff Farm on the River Wylye.

    Whitley
    Witelie: Gunfrid Mawditt.

    Widhill
    Wi(l)dehille: Gunfrid from Alfred of Marlborough; Theobald the Doctor; Humphrey the cook. Mill.
    Widhill Farm.

    Wilcot
    Wilcote: Edward of Salisbury. New church, very good house, good vineyard.
    Wincot Manor and its vineyards were originally 11th century; church with a Norman chancel arch.

    Wilsford (near Amesbury)
    Wiflesford(e): Haimo from Earl Hugh; Hugh from Robert FitzGerald. Mill.
    On the River Avon; Elizabethan manor house.

    Wilsford (near Pewsey)
    Wivlesford: Aelfric of Melksham from the king; Edward in pledge.

    Wilton
    Wiltone / tune: Hervey of Wilton; William d'Eu; Hugh FitzBaldric.
    Town. Wilton House and Park, seat of the Earls of Pembroke was built in 1545, on the site of a 9th century nunnery founded by Alfred the Great. It was famous in the Middle Ages for its many religious houses (12 parish churches). Carpets were first made here in the 17th century.

    Wingfield
    Winefel: Bishop of Coutances and Roger from him. Mill.
    Midway House, once the home of General Shrapnel, who invented the shrapnel shell in the early 19th century.

    Winterbourne
    Wintreburne: Bishop of Coutances; Glastonbury Abbey; Waleran Hunter; Godescal, Aldred and Saeric from the king. 2 mills, ½ mill, parts of 2 mills.
    Area along the River Bourne comprising of 7 villages; Figsbury Ring, made of up Sarcen stones.

    Winterbourne Bassett
    Wintreburne: Amesbury Church; Humphrey de L'Isle.

    Winterbourne Earls
    Wintreburne: Edward of Salisbury. Mill.
    On the River Bourne.

    Winterbourne Monkton
    Wintreborne: Glastonbury Abbey.
    Sprawling; Middle Farm built of Sarcen stones; Neolithic Camp nearby.

    Winterbourne Stoke
    Wintreburne-(stoch): King's land, formerly Queen Edith; with the Abbot of Jumièges holding the church; Edward of Salisbury and Walter from him; Alfwy's wife from the king. Mill.
    Pretty; Yambury Castle, a huge Iron Age earthwork; church with 2 Norman doorways.

    Winterslow
    Wintreslei / leu: King's land, formerly Earl Aubrey; Count of Mortain; Wulfric, 4 countrymen and Wulfward from the king. Mill.
    On the site of a Roman building, Bronze Age flint mines. The essayist William Hazlitt lived here, 1808-1823.

    Wishford
    Wicheford / Witford: Abbess of Wilton before and after 1066; Robert from Waleran Hunter; William Cornelian from the king. 3 mills.
    Now the village of Great Wishford, where Sir Richard Grobham founded the almshouses in 1628, and the hamlet of Little Wishford.

    Witcomb
    Widecome: Robert from Arnulf de Hesdin.
    Wiscomb Farm.

    Witherington
    Widetone: Edward, formerly his father, from the king. Mill.
    Witherington Farm; Witherington Farm.

    Wittenham
    Withenham: Bishop of Coutances and Roger from him. Mill.
    Lost in Wingfield.

    Wolf Hall
    Ulfela: Ralph de Hauville. Mill.
    House where Jane Seymour was born (c.1509).

    Woodborough
    Witeberge: Robert FitzGerald and Jocelyn from him. Mill.
    Sprawling.

    Woodhill
    Wadhulle: Bishop of Bayeux and Odo from him.
    Woodhill Park Farm.

    Wootton Rivers
    Otone: King's land, formerly Queen Edith, with Mont St. Michel holding the 2 churches.
    On the Kennet and Avon Canal. The church clock was made out of old prams and bedsteads by Mr Jack Spratt, to commemorate George V's Coronation (1911).

    Wroughton
    Wertune / Wervetone: Bishop of Winchester before and after 1066; Robert from Humphrey de L'Isle; Aldred from the king. 7 mills.
    Large, almost swallowed up by Swindon.

    Wylye
    Wilgi: Abbess of Wilton. Mill.
    On the River Wylye.

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    Yarnfield
    Gernefelle: William from Walter Giffard.
    Deserted medieval village.

    Yatesbury
    Etesberie: Alfred d'Epaignes.
    The church rests on Sarcen stones.

    Yatton Keynell
    Etone / Etune / Getone: Thurstan from Bishop of Lisieux; Judicael from Arnulf de Hesdin; an Englishman from William d'Eu. Mill.
    Motor-racing circuit.

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    Zeals
    Sela / Sele: Jocelyn Rivers; Alfgeat from the king. 2 mills.
    Charles II hid in Zeals House when fleeing Cromwell's men in 1651.

    The Domesday Book, 1086

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