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Berwick St Leonard

Berwick St Leonard

St Leonard's church
Berwick St Leonard is located in Wiltshire
Berwick St Leonard
 Berwick St Leonard shown within Wiltshire
Population 47 (in 2011)[1]
OS grid reference
Civil parish Berwick St Leonard
Unitary authority Wiltshire
Ceremonial county Wiltshire
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Salisbury
Postcode district SP3
Dialling code 01747
Police Wiltshire
Fire Wiltshire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament South West Wiltshire
List of places
UK
England
Wiltshire

Berwick St Leonard is a small village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England, about 8 miles (13 km) southeast of Warminster and 14 miles (23 km) west of Salisbury.

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • History 2
  • Parish church 3
  • Local government 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Geography

A small stream rises near the village. Soon after leaving the parish the stream forms Fonthill Lake and then joins the Nadder near Tisbury.

The A303 trunk road, linking London with southwest England, crosses the parish. Berwick St John village is on the B3089 about 0.8 miles (1.3 km) to the south. The Monarch's Way long-distance footpath passes through the village.

Part of Great Ridge Wood is in the far north of the parish.

History

There is a prehistoric earthwork near Penning, in the north of the parish.[2]

In the 11th and 12th centuries the manor was probably part of Shaftesbury Abbey's Tisbury estate.[3]

Berwick House is from the late 18th century.[4]

Parish church

St Leonard's Church was built in the 12th century. It has been designated as a Grade II* listed building.[5] The church was closed in 1966,[6] declared redundant in 1973[5] and is now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.[7]

Local government

The civil parish does not elect a parish council. Instead the first tier of local government is a parish meeting, which all electors are entitled to attend.[8] The parish is in the area of Wiltshire Council unitary authority, which is responsible for all significant local government functions.

References

  1. ^ "Wiltshire Community History - Census". Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 22 September 2015. 
  2. ^  
  3. ^ "Victoria County History - Wiltshire - Vol 13 pp100-105 - Parishes: Berwick St Leonard". British History Online. University of London. Retrieved 22 September 2015. 
  4. ^ Historic England. "Berwick House, Berwick St Leonard (1146059)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 22 September 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Church of St. Leonard".  
  6. ^ "Fonthill Bishop". Nadder Valley Focus. Retrieved 3 October 2010. 
  7. ^ "St Leonard, Berwick".  
  8. ^ "Berwick St Leonard Parish Meeting". Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 22 September 2015. 

External links

Media related to at Wikimedia Commons

  • "Berwick St. Leonard". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 22 September 2015. 
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