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Dauntsey, Wiltshire

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Dauntsey, Wiltshire

Dauntsey is a small village in the county of Wiltshire in England. It gives its name to the Dauntsey Vale in which it lies and takes its name from Saxon for Dantes- eig, or Dante's island. It is set on slightly higher ground in the flood plain of the early Bristol Avon.
Administrative CountyWiltshire
Traditional CountyWiltshire
OS GridST9982
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityWiltshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWiltshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWiltshire
Ambulance AuthorityGreat Western
Dialling code01249 / 01666
Population532 (2001 census)

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

Dantesey ~ Dantrey ~ Dantsey ~ Dantesie

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

Dauntsey, par. and ry. sta., N. Wilts, on river Avon, 4½ miles SE. of Malmesbury, 3301 ac., pop. 483; P.O.; contains Dauntsey House.

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