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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...

Wiltshire is THE county for chalk White Horses. Thirteen of the estimated twenty-four hill figures in Britain, were in Wiltshire, and another white horse, the oldest of them all, being just over the border in Oxfordshire. Most of the white horses are chalk hill carvings, and the chalk downs of central Wiltshire make the ideal place for these figures to be carved. Of the thirteen white horses known...

Wardour Castle in Wiltshire was built in the 1390s and partially destroyed in 1643 and 1644 during the English Civil War. A Grade I listed building, managed by English Heritage and open to the public. Built in 1392 during the reign of Richard 11 by Baron Lovell, locally quarried Tisbury greensand was used, with William Wynford as the master mason. It was inspired by the hexagonal castles fashionab...

Great Chalfield as "one of the most perfect examples of the late medieval English manor house". The moated manor house was built around 1465–1480 for Thomas Tropenell, who made his fortune as a clothier. The independent hall, lit on both sides, is flanked by unusually symmetrical gabled cross wings, with oriel windows and lower gabled porches in the inner corners, in the north-facing former entran...
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