Sites & cities that bear the name of Ramsbury


Today in : United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
First trace of activity : ca. 10th century C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : Ramesberie

Description : Ramsbury is a village and civil parish in the English county of Wiltshire. The village is in the Kennet Valley near the Berkshire boundary. The nearest towns are Hungerford about 4.5 miles (7.2 km) east and Marlborough about 5.5 miles (8.9 km) west. The much larger town of Swindon is about 12 miles (19 km) to the north. Domesday Book of 1086 recorded a large settlement of 156 households at Ramesberie. Littlecote Roman Villa is in the parish. The earliest written history of Ramsbury can be traced from the Saxon era when the bishopric of Ramsbury was created in 909 AD. Between 1942 and 1946, during the Second World War, there was a Royal Air Force airfield known as RAF Ramsbury on a ridge of high ground to the south of the village.

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