North Savernake is an extra-parochial place.

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The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SAVERNAKE FOREST, a chapelry and an ancientforest in Marlborough district, Wilts. The chapelry is in Great Bedwin parish; lies 2 miles N W of Bedwin r.station, and 4½ SE by E of Marlborough; and was constituted in 1864. Post-town, Hungerford. Pop., 465. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, not reported. Patron, the Marquis of Ailesbury. The ancient forest includes the chapelry; comprises adomain of 16 miles in circuit; retains much of its ancient sylvan character; displays a grandeur of forest scenery highly interesting to artists; formed part of the jointure of Queen Eleanor; passed to the Seymours, Dukes of Somerset; went by marriage, in 1676, to the Bruces; and belongs now to the Marquis of Ailesbury. S. F. House, formerly called Tottenham Park, is the Marquis’s seat. A column, seen through a long vista from the N front of the mansion, crowns a lofty height, and was erected in 1789 to commemorate events in the life of George III.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


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  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Marlborough
  • Probate Court: Search the courts of the surrounding parishes
  • Diocese: Not Applicable
  • Rural Deanery: Not Applicable
  • Poor Law Union: Marlborough
  • Hundred: Kinwardstone
  • Province: Canterbury

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