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Imber, Wiltshire

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Imber, Wiltshire

Imber is an uninhabited village in part of the British Army's training grounds on the Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, England. It is situated in an isolated area of the Plain, about 2.5 miles west of the A360 road between Tilshead and West Lavington. The entire civilian population was evicted in 1943 to provide an exercise area for American troops preparing for the invasion of Europe during the Second World War. After the war villagers were not allowed to return to their homes.
Administrative CountyWiltshire
Traditional CountyWiltshire
OS GridST9648
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityWiltshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWiltshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWiltshire
Ambulance AuthorityGreat Western

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


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

Imber, par., S. Wilts, 6½ miles NE. of Warmnnster, 3033 ac., pop. 339.

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