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Allington
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The Old Inn, Allington
Population 493 (in 2011)
OS grid reference SU203396
Civil parish
  • Allington
Unitary authority
  • Wiltshire
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Salisbury
Postcode district SP4
Dialling code 01980
Police Wiltshire
Fire Wiltshire
Ambulance Great Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
  • Salisbury
Website Parish
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UK
England
WiltshireCoordinates: 51°09′18″N 1°42′40″W / 51.155°N 1.711°W / 51.155; -1.711

Allington is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England, about 3 miles (5 km) southeast of Amesbury and 7 miles (11 km) northeast of Salisbury. The parish includes the village of Boscombe; both villages are on the River Bourne and the A338 road.

History

The south of the parish has evidence of Iron Age settlement and a Romano-British villa; the Port Way Roman road crossed the parish in the southeast.

Allington is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086.

James Bell's A new and comprehensive gazetteer of England and Wales (1836) says -

ALLINGTON (formerly Aldington), a parish in the hundred of Amesbury, county of Wilts. The living is a rectory in the archdeaconry and diocese of Salisbury, valued in the king's books at £14 13s. 4d. and in 1839 in the patronage of the earl of Craven. There is a free school here. Distance from Amesbury 312 m. E.S.E. The population in 1801 was 75; and in 1831, 80. Assessed property, £721.

In 1934 the neighbouring small parish of Boscombe was added to Allington parish.

Religious sites

The Church of England parish church of St Andrew at Boscombe dates from the 14th century and is Grade I listed.

A cottage at Allington was converted into a Primitive Methodist chapel in 1843 and extended in 1981. By 2014 the building had returned to private occupation.

The church at Allington was built in 1851 on the site of an older church, incorporating 12th-century material. It was declared redundant in 2010.

Amenities

There was no school in Allington village. Early schools at Boscombe were replaced by a new building in 1902 which continued in use until 1972; the nearest primary school is at Newton Tony. Allington has a pub, the Old Inn.

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