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Landford is a village and civil parish 10 miles (16 km) southeast of Salisbury in Wiltshire, England. To the south and east of the parish is the county of Hampshire and the New Forest National Park. The parish includes the small village of Nomansland and the hamlets of Hamptworth and Landfordwood.

Landford
St Andrews Church, Landford - geograph.org.uk - 1286370.jpg
St Andrew's Church
Landford is located in Wiltshire
Landford
Landford
Location within Wiltshire
Population1,271 (in 2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSU257188
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSALISBURY
Postcode districtSP5 2A
Dialling code01794
PoliceWiltshire
FireDorset and Wiltshire
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
WebsiteParish Council
List of places
UK
England
Wiltshire
50°58′05″N 1°38′06″W / 50.968°N 1.635°W / 50.968; -1.635Coordinates: 50°58′05″N 1°38′06″W / 50.968°N 1.635°W / 50.968; -1.635

The River Blackwater crosses the parish from west to east, on its way to join the Test in Hampshire. The A36 Salisbury-Southampton trunk road bisects the parish in the northeast.

HistoryEdit

Evidence of prehistoric activity includes a bell barrow and two bowl barrows from the Bronze Age;[2] and earthworks known as Castle Copse Camp, late Bronze or early Iron Age.[3]

The Domesday Book of 1068 recorded a settlement with six households and a mill.[4] Woodland in the area continued to be part of the royal forest of Melchet until 1614, when James I granted the forest to Sir Lawrence Hyde.[5]

Plaitford village, just east of Landford, was part of the parish until it was transferred to Hampshire in 1895.[6] A community governance review effective 1 April 2017 transferred the eastern portion of Redlynch parish to Landford. The area transferred includes the settlements of Nomansland and Hamptworth.[7][8]

Notable buildingsEdit

The Church of England parish church of Saint Andrew is Grade II* listed[9] and was built in 1858 to designs by the Gothic Revival architect William Butterfield.[10][11]

Landford Manor dates from the 17th century and is Grade II* listed.[12]

Grade II listed Wickets Green Farmhouse dates from the 16th century[13] and has connections with the family of Lord Nelson.[citation needed]

Notable peopleEdit

AmenitiesEdit

There is a public house (the Landford Poacher),[14] a village shop and post office. The village used to have a bakery but it closed in 2007.

The local school is the New Forest Primary School which has two sites: for younger children at Landford and older children at Nomansland. The latter began as a National School of 1867 on Hamptworth common, then in the 20th century the village of Nomansland expanded to surround it.[15][16]

Nearby Landford Bog and Landford Heath are biological Sites of Special Scientific Interest.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wiltshire Community History - Census". Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 19 February 2015.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Landford Common round barrows (1005593)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Castle Copse camp (1004755)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  4. ^ Landford in the Domesday Book
  5. ^ Crittall, Elizabeth, ed. (1959). "Victoria County History: Wiltshire: Vol 4: Royal forests". British History Online. University of London. Retrieved 24 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Victoria County History - Hampshire - Parishes: Plaitford". British History Online. University of London. 1911. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  7. ^ "The Wiltshire Council (Reorganisation of Community Governance) Order 2016". Wiltshire Council. 22 December 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  8. ^ "Landford Parish council with Nomansland & Hamptworth". Landford Parish Council. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  9. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Andrew, Landford (1184023)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 19 February 2015.
  10. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus; Cherry, Bridget (revision) (1975). The Buildings of England: Wiltshire. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. p. 291. ISBN 0 14 071026 4.
  11. ^ "Church of St. Andrew, Landford". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 19 February 2015.
  12. ^ Historic England. "Landford Manor, Landford (1300292)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 19 February 2015.
  13. ^ Historic England. "Wickets Green Farmhouse (1023917)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  14. ^ The Landford Poacher
  15. ^ "Victoria County History - Wiltshire - Vol 11 pp19-77 - Parishes: Downton". British History Online. University of London. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  16. ^ "Nomansland and Hamptworth C. of E. Aided Primary School". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 17 January 2016.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Landford at Wikimedia Commons