Norton Bavant

Tower of All Saints Church

Small village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England, 2 mi southeast of Warminster.

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River Wylye

Chalk stream in the south of England, with clear water flowing over gravel.

The river at Kingston Deverill

The river passes through or touches the parishes of Bishopstrow, Norton Bavant, Heytesbury, Knook, Upton Lovell, Boyton, Codford, Stockton, Wylye and Wilton, near the southern edge of Salisbury Plain.

Sutton Veny

Village and civil parish in the Wylye valley, to the southeast of the town of Warminster in Wiltshire, England; the village is about 3 mi from Warminster town centre.

St John's Church

'Sutton' means 'south farmstead' in relation to Norton Bavant, one mile (1 mi) to the north.

Scratchbury Camp

Scratchbury Camp, viewed from Battlesbury Hill
Pencil sketch of Scratchbury camp by Sir Richard Colt-Hoare, 1810. The seven tumuli within the hill fort are also shown.
Detail of the northeast flank earthwork defences at Scratchbury Camp
Drawing of finds from the Scratchbury Grave Group, 1869; William Pilsbury after Richard Colt-Hoare (1758–1838); Watercolour on paper, 26.7 x 17.8 (cm); located at the Society of Antiquaries of London
1817 Ordnance Survey Map of Scratchbury Camp
Scratchbury Camp as viewed from the southwest: the distinctive features of Scratchbury Hill, including the ramparts of the hill fort and one of the taller barrows, are clearly defined
The Adonis blue butterfly can be found on and around Scratchbury Camp
Siegfried Sassoon

Scratchbury Camp is the site of an Iron Age univallate hillfort on Scratchbury Hill, overlooking the Wylye valley about 1 km northeast of the village of Norton Bavant in Wiltshire, England.

Scratchbury and Cotley Hills SSSI

Cotley Hill

Scratchbury & Cotley Hills SSSI is a 53.5 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest at Norton Bavant in Wiltshire, England, notified in 1951.

Etheldred Benett

Early English geologist often credited with being the first female geologist, having devoted much of her life to collecting and studying fossils that she discovered in South West England.

Notes on Chicksgrove Quarry, 1815
Sketches of fossil Alyconia, 1816
Watercolour of meteorite, 1825

From 1802 she lived at Norton House in Norton Bavant, near Warminster, Wiltshire where she lived with her sister Anna Maria.

Church of St Peter and St Paul, Heytesbury

Church of England parish church for the parish of Heytesbury with Tytherington and Knook, Wiltshire, England.

In 1976 the parishes of Sutton Veny and Norton Bavant were added.

John Jardine Paterson

Scottish businessman whose career was mostly in India.

He was a member of the Oriental Club and at the time of his death was living in retirement at Norton Bavant Manor in Wiltshire, which had been bought in 1947 by his father-in-law.

Wiltshire Victoria County History

Encyclopaedic history of the county of Wiltshire in England.

The VCH emblem, which includes the coat of arms of England

Volume VIII (1965): Warminster hundred (Bishopstrow, Corsley, Dinton, Fisherton Delamere, Norton Bavant, Pertwood, Sutton Veny, Teffont Magna, Upton Scudamore, Warminster); Westbury hundred (Westbury); and Whorwellsdown hundred (Steeple Ashton – including West Ashton, Semington and Great Hinton – North Bradley, East Coulston, Edington, Keevil).

Warminster and Westbury Rural District

Rural district in Wiltshire, England from 1935 to 1974.

Meeting of Jyväskylä's city council in 1925

The district included the parishes of Bishopstrow, Boyton, Bratton, Brixton Deverill, Bulkington, Chapmanslade, Chitterne, Codford, Corsley, Dilton Marsh, East Coulston, Edington, Great Hinton, Heytesbury, Heywood, Horningsham, Imber, Keevil, Kingston Deverill, Knook, Longbridge Deverill, North Bradley, Norton Bavant, Sherrington, Southwick, Steeple Ashton, Stockton, Sutton Veny, Upton Lovell, Upton Scudamore, and West Ashton.

Westbury Hill Fair

Annual fair which took place on the first Tuesday in September on high ground at Westbury, Wiltshire, England, near the north-western corner of Salisbury Plain.

The fairground was above the Westbury White Horse
Wiltshire Horn sheep
Hampshire Down ewes
The Hill Fair tankard of 1862, with inscription reading "Awarded to MR. STEPHEN SAUNDERS as the Purchaser of the largest number of Sheep at WESTBURY HILL FAIR. SEPTR. 2ND. 1862. The gift of the Proprietor of the Fair"

In September 1872 the Salisbury and Winchester Journal reported the sale of good lambs and ewes from Imber, Norton Bavant, Knook, Chitterne, Heytesbury, and Sutton Veny, with "most of the primest of the ram Iambs making 6 guineas each".