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Urchfont, Wiltshire

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Urchfont, Wiltshire

Urchfont is a small, rural village to the north of Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, England, about seven miles from the market town of Devizes. The civil parish includes the hamlets of Wedhampton and Lydeway. The population of Urchfont ward is 1,690, according to the 2001 Census.
Post townDevizes
Administrative CountyWiltshire
Traditional CountyWiltshire
OS GridSU0457
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityWiltshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWiltshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWiltshire
Ambulance AuthorityGreat Western
Dialling code01380
Population954 (as of 2001)
 

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

Erchfont ~ Ierchesfonte

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

Urchfont (or Erchfont), par. and township, Wilts, 3 miles SE. of Devizes - par., 6873 ac., pop. 1197; township, 6235 ac., pop. 1057; P.O.

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