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, newsagent, and post office, a hairdresser, a florist, 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!


Music Matters 2 at The Community Hall, fund-raising concert for Cancer Research UK, Frdiay April 11th. Details in the April Magazine

Sunday 27th 10am, Ted's Walk starting from The Market Place. A chance to exercise away the Easter Eggs.

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