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Fovant, Wiltshire

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Fovant, Wiltshire

Fovant is a medium-sized village and civil parish in southwest Wiltshire, England. It is located between Salisbury and Shaftesbury on the A30 road in the Nadder valley. Its name is derived from the Old English Fobbefunta, meaning "spring of a man called Fobbe". It has a population of 683.
Administrative CountyWiltshire
Traditional CountyWiltshire
OS GridSU0029
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityWiltshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWiltshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWiltshire
Ambulance AuthorityGreat Western
Dialling code01722

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

Foffont ~ Febefonte

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

Fovant, par., S. Wilts, on river Avon, 7 miles SW. of Wilton, 2160 ac., pop. 559; P.O.

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