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Long Street, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Long Street, a tithing in Enford parish, Wiltshire, on the river Avon, 6½. miles N of Amesbury. Long Sutton. See SOTTON, LONG. Longthorpe, an ecclesiastical parish in Northamptonshire, on the river Nen, 1½ mile W of Peterborough. It has a post and money order office under Peterborough; telegraph office, Peterborough. Population, 281. United with the hamlets of Dogsthorpe and Newark it forms the rural parish of Peterborough, and has a parish council. Thorpe Hall, a handsome mansion in the Italian style, is the seat of the Strong family. Thorpe Tower, now occupied as a farmhouse, is an ancient fortified building said to date from the beginning of the 13th century. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough; gross yearly value, £136 with residence. The church is a plain building of coarse rubble of the 13th century, and consists of nave, aisles, and chancel.

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 parishEnford 
HundredElstub and Everley 
Poor Law unionPewsey 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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