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Shrewton, Wiltshire

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Shrewton, Wiltshire

Shrewton is a village in Wiltshire, England, located around 9 km west of Amesbury and 14 miles north of Salisbury. It lies on the A360 road between Stonehenge and Tilshead. It is close to the source of the River Till, which flows south to Stapleford. Its population at the 2001 Census was 1,826, as compared with 1,259 people in 1951. The name is derived from the Old English scīr-rēfa tūn, meaning 'sheriff's farm or settlement'.
Administrative CountyWiltshire
Traditional CountyWiltshire
OS GridSU0643
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityWiltshire

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


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

Shrewton, par. and vil., Wilts - par., 2225 ac., pop. 677; vil., 6 miles NW. of Amesbury; P.O.

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