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Sherrington

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Population  66 (in 2011)
Civil parish  Sherrington
Ceremonial county  Wiltshire
OS grid reference  ST959391
Unitary authority  Wiltshire
Region  South West
Sherrington

Sherrington is a small village and civil parish on the River Wylye in Wiltshire, England.

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The part of the Great Ridge Wood known as Snailcreep Hanging lies entirely within Sherrington.

Location

Sherrington is near the larger village of Codford and is near the edge of Salisbury Plain. It is 7 miles (11 km) southeast of the town of Warminster and 13 miles (21 km) northwest of the city of Salisbury.

History

There are a number of prehistoric barrows in the parish.

Sherrington has the remains of a motte-and-bailey castle, presumed to have been made late in the 11th or early in the 12th century.

Sherrington had a parish church by 1252 and it was dedicated to Saints Cosmas and Damian by 1341. It was completely rebuilt in 1624 but the new building includes the early 14th century east and west windows of the original building; it is Grade I listed. It has a bellcot that was added in the 19th century.

The village has a large mill pond.

The Post Office Directory of Hampshire, Wiltshire, and Dorsetshire (1855) says of Sherrington:

SHERRINGTON is a township and parish on the river Wily, in the Hundred of Branch and Dole, and Warminster Union, South Wilts, 7½ miles south of Warminster station, 121½ from London, and 4 from Heytesbury. The living is a rectory, value £238, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Salisbury, and in the patronage of the Rev. Arthur Fane, B. A., vicar of Warminster, to whom the manor belongs; the Rev. Mason Anderson is the incumbent. The church of St Michael is a small edifice, with a bell turret; its east and west windows are finely decorated. Population, in 1851, 189; acreage, 1,280; rateable value, £1,023. On the downs are some ancient relics.

Local government

Most local government services are provided by Wiltshire Council, which has its offices in Trowbridge, some twelve miles to the north. With fewer than one hundred residents, Sherrington is unusual in having no elected parish council, and instead has a Parish Meeting at which all electors may attend and vote.

Boundary changes in 2010 created a new constituency of South West Wiltshire which incorporates the parish. Sherrington's current Member of Parliament is Andrew Murrison, while its representative in the Wiltshire Council unitary authority is Christopher Newbury. Both are Conservatives.

References

Sherrington Wikipedia


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