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Ditchampton, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Ditchampton, a tithing in Wilton and Burcombe parishes, Wilts, on the river Wyley, and 1 mile from Wilton station on the G.W.R. and L. & S.W.R. In the part which is in the parish of Burcombe, is the priory of the Hospital of St John the Baptist, dating from 1190, with its chapel, in which there is one service every Sunday. Formerly it was the priory of St John the Baptist cum Capella de Burcombe, and the prior is patron of the living. The prior is nominated by the dean. The foundation is for a prior, two poor men, and two poor women.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyWiltshire 
Civil parishWilton 
Ecclesiastical parishDitchampton St. Andrew 
HundredBranch and Dole 
Poor Law unionWilton 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

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RegionSouth West
Postal districtSP2
Post TownSalisbury