View from Salisbury Plain

Market Lavington is a large, friendly and thriving village on the northern slopes of Salisbury Plain, about five miles south of Devizes. Market Lavington has always been a lively community, and for centuries was one of Wiltshire's foremost market towns, having been granted a royal charter in 1252 by Henry III.

Although it has all the character and charm of a traditional Wiltshire village, and is set in the midst of beautiful countryside, Market Lavington has always been a working community. Today its facilities include a Co-op supermarket, a chemist, butcher, and post office, two hairdressers, two pubs and a number of small businesses, so you can buy almost anything you need in the village. We also have a pre-school, a primary school and a good secondary school , a new, state-of-the-art doctors' surgery, a library, a community hall and our very own Village Museum!

 

The Real nativity Monday December 22nd, starts at St. Mary's Church 6.30pm

Best wishes for Christmas and The New Year from the magazine and website team.

 
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Elev 280ft, O.S.Grid Ref SU014541, Latitude: 51.285136N Longitude: 1.978442W, Population 2,257(Oct 2008).