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Alvediston, Wiltshire

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Alvediston, Wiltshire

Alvediston is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England, with a population of 91 (2001 census). It is about eight miles east of Shaftesbury. It is the source of the River Ebble. Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon, who served as prime minister of the United Kingdom from 1955 to 1957 and won the 1955 general election for the Conservatives, was buried in St Mary's churchyard in the village after his death in January 1977.
Administrative CountyWiltshire
Traditional CountyWiltshire
OS GridST9723
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityWiltshire

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


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

Alvesdiston, par., S. Wilts, on affluent of river Avon, 8 miles E. of Shaftesbury, 2531 ac., pop. 236.

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