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Porton, Wiltshire

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Porton, Wiltshire

Porton is a small village situated in Salisbury in Wiltshire, England, in the United Kingdom. It is most notable for being home to the military installation of Porton Down. Porton is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) as it constitutes the largest uninterrupted tract of semi-natural chalk grassland in Britain.
Administrative CountyWiltshire
Traditional CountyWiltshire
OS GridSU1936
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityWiltshire
 

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

Poertone ~ Portone

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

Porton, hamlet with ry. sta., Idmiston par., Wilts, 5¼ miles NE. of Salisbury.

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