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Warminster, Wiltshire

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Warminster, Wiltshire

Warminster is a town in western Wiltshire, England, by-passed by the A36 and the partly concurrent A350 between Westbury and Blandford Forum. It has a population of about 19,000. The River Were runs through the town and can be seen running through the middle of the town park. The Minster Church of St Denys sits on the River Were. The name Warminster first occurs in the early 10th century.
Post townWarminster
Administrative CountyWiltshire
Traditional CountyWiltshire
OS GridST8745
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityWiltshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWiltshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWiltshire
Ambulance AuthorityGreat Western
Dialling code01985

Other names by which Warminster, Wiltshire has been known in the past

Guermestre ~ Verlucio ~ Werminster

Warminster, Wiltshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Warminster.-- market town and par., Wilts, on W. border of Salisbury Plain, 9 miles S. of Trowbridge and 20 miles NW. of Salisbury by rail, 6370 ac., pop. 5640; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-day, Saturday. Warminster derives its name from an ancient nunnery. It has a chapel of time of Edward I., an endowed grammar school, town hall, market house, &c. The making of broadcloth has long ceased, but there is malting, and a considerable local trade. Roman antiquities have been found.

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