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Downton, Wiltshire

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Downton, Wiltshire

Downton is a village and civil parish on the River Avon in Wiltshire, England. It is about 6 miles south of Salisbury and close to the New Forest. The parish includes the hamlet of Charlton-All-Saints and the small ancient settlements of Witherington and Standlynch.
Post townSalisbury
Administrative CountyWiltshire
Traditional CountyWiltshire
OS GridSU1821
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityWiltshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWiltshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWiltshire
Ambulance AuthorityGreat Western
Dialling code01725
Population2,869 (2001 census)

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

Donketon ~ Duncton ~ Duntone

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

Downton.-- small town and par. with ry. sta., S. Wilts, on river Avon, 6 miles SE. of Salisbury and 93 miles SW. of London, 12,495 ac., pop. 3378; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank; is an ancient place, with grammar-school; on a conical mound are remains of the old castle; has tanneries and malting-houses; contains Downton Paper Mill.

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