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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.
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
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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