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Bulford, Wiltshire

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Bulford, Wiltshire

Bulford is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England, close to Salisbury Plain. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 4,698. The name is derived from the Old English bulut ieg ford meaning 'ragged robin island ford'. It is recorded in the Wiltshire Charter Rolls of 1199 as Bultiford and as Bultesforda in 1270. It is then recorded as Bulteforde in the Ecclesiastical Tax Records of 1291.
Post townSalisbury
Administrative CountyWiltshire
Traditional CountyWiltshire
OS GridSU1743
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityWiltshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWiltshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWiltshire
Ambulance AuthorityGreat Western
Dialling code01980
Population4,698 (2001 Census)

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


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

Bulford, par., S. Wilts, on river Avon, 2 miles NE. of Amesbury. 3642 ac. (14 water), pop. 346.

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