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Welcome to the website of Downton Parish Council, Nr Salisbury in Wiltshire.

Downton is a large village in Wiltshire, England situated about 7 miles south of Salisbury along the River Avon and east of the The New Forest. It was once one of Englands smallest towns. In the 2001 census the population of Downton was 2,869. Downton origin can be traced back to the Iron Age, Roman and Saxon times. Remains can be found in the form of a Norman motte and bailey castle which now plays host to The Moot Garden, an 18th Century ornamental garden overlooking the river. It contains an ancient monument known as the Moot which commemorates the meeting place of Wiltshire Saxons and one of the oldest of English moots or local parliaments, a legacy left over from the Bishop of Winchesterís time of owning land in Downton.

Please click on the WHAT'S ON BUTTON to check on future Parish Council meetings which are held on the second Monday of every month except August at The Band Hall, Gravel Close, Downton at 7.30 pm

contact : Bev Cornish, Parish Clerk
Tel : 01725 541652
Email : bev.cornish@tiscali.co.uk