Tidcombe and Fosbury

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Tidcombe and Fosbury
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Tidcombe and Fosbury
Location within Wiltshire
Population93 (in 2001) [1]
OS grid reference SU3058
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Marlborough
Postcode district SN8
Dialling code 01264
Police Wiltshire
Fire Dorset and Wiltshire
Ambulance South Western
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Wiltshire
51°19′N1°34′W / 51.32°N 01.57°W / 51.32; -01.57 Coordinates: 51°19′N1°34′W / 51.32°N 01.57°W / 51.32; -01.57

Tidcombe and Fosbury is a civil parish in Wiltshire, England, about 10 miles (16 km) southeast of Marlborough and 7 miles (11 km) south of Hungerford, Berkshire. It includes the three small settlements of Fosbury, Tidcombe, and Hippenscombe and lies on the eastern edge of the county, where Wiltshire meets Hampshire.

The Iron Age hill fort of Fosbury Camp is in the south of the parish.

The population of the parish peaked around the time of the 1861 census, when 274 were recorded; by 2001 numbers had declined to 93. [1] Rather than a parish council it has a parish meeting, with all electors entitled to attend and vote at meetings. [2]

Anciently the lands of Tidcombe and Fosbury were separated by a tongue of Shalbourne parish, which until 1895 was in Berkshire. [3] Hippenscombe, formerly an extra-parochial area southwest of Fosbury, was added to the parish in 1894, [4] and at the same time the modern name of the parish was adopted; it had previously been named Tidcombe. [3] In 1934 almost all of the tongue – 501 acres, with a population of 20 in 1931 – was transferred to Tidcombe and Fosbury. [5]

The parish was part of the former district of Kennet until April 2009. Most significant local government functions are carried out by the Wiltshire Council unitary authority. At the parliamentary level, the parish is part of the Devizes county constituency.

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References

  1. 1 2 "Wiltshire Community History - Census". Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 29 May 2015. Note ONS raw data (as opposed to this County Council figure) is for an area 'too small to publish all data for reasons of confidentiality of living people', its parish data being combined with Upper Chute into output area E00162587, so more demographic statistics will become available in a few decades from 2011
  2. "Tidcombe and Fosbury Parish Meeting". Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 17 May 2020.
  3. 1 2 Baggs, A P; Freeman, J; Smith, C; Stevenson, J H; Williamson, E (1999). Crowley, D.A. (ed.). "Victoria County History: Wiltshire: Vol 16 pp215-222 – Tidcome". British History Online. University of London. Retrieved 17 May 2020.
  4. Baggs, A P; Freeman, J; Smith, C; Stevenson, J H; Williamson, E (1999). Crowley, D.A. (ed.). "Victoria County History: Wiltshire: Vol 16 pp226-229 – Hippenscombe". British History Online. University of London. Retrieved 17 May 2020.
  5. "Tidcombe and Fosbury AP/CP through time". A Vision of Britain through Time. University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 18 May 2020.