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Steeple Ashton, loaded with charm and beauty, really is a Quintessential Wiltshire Village, and this is what makes to so.... Do you wonder why Steeple Ashton is referred to as “Quintessential”? The dictionary tells us it means “representing the most perfect or typical example of a quality or class” We are a metaphoric island of 343 properties… Surrounded by green fields, no less than 2 miles wide…...

Farleigh Hungerford Castle enchants all who visit, located in a beautiful valley of the river Frome, on the border between Wiltshire and Somerset where the beautiful surrounding countryside is a paradise for walkers. Started in the 14th century, some 700 years ago The fortified mansion was occupied for 300 years by the remarkable Hungerford Family whose intriguing, and sometimes gruesome past can ...

Rood Ashton House and the Home Farm, 1940s - 1953 Peter Hornsey  My Mothers sister was Mrs Fred Corp, who with her husband, were the tenant farmers from the early 1930s, of the Home Farm estate at Rood Ashton. They purchased the farm which included Rood Ashton House from a Mrs Shaw around about 1950. The estate of the House, Farm and its parkland was approx. 300 acres...... My Relationship with Ro...

RAF Keevil is a former Royal Air Force station located between the villages of Keevil and Steeple Ashton, about 4 miles east of the town of Trowbridge, in Wiltshire, England. Built on a site previously ear-marked for the purpose of an airfield in the mid-1930s, it was built in 1941, and was in use from 1942 to 1965. With three long concrete runways, the airfield was used by the Royal Air Force and...

Savernake Forest, Marlborough. Recorded as ‘Safernoc’ in a 934 AD charter, Savernake Forest must be at least 1000 years old. Covering about 4,500 acres of countryside near Marlborough. It is the largest privately owned ancient hunting forest in England, and the only one not owned by the crown. Savernake is full of majestic veteran trees. But also important are the lichens growing on them with near...
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