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Lake, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Lake, a tithing in Wilsford parish, Wiltshire, on the river Avon, 2 miles SW of Amesbury. Lake House is the seat of the Duke family, was built in the time of James I., forms an excellent specimen of the architecture of that period, and contains some valuable curiosities collected by the late Mr Duke, the antiquary, author of the " Druidical Temples of Wilts," the " Halle of John Halle," &c.

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 parishWilsford 
Poor Law unionAmesbury 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Lake from the following:


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionSouth West
Postal districtSP4
Post TownSalisbury