History

Ramsbury is a pre-medieval village steeped in history and tradition. Situated in the picturesque Kennet valley, Marlborough is 7 miles to the West and Hungerford 5 miles East.

Before the A4 was built (by-passing Ramsbury) the village was the most important centre for the area. There has been a church in the village for over 1100 years ago and to this day there is a strong connection with the past, maintained by the modern Bishop of Ramsbury.

The link below gives some details of the history of the village

Origins and history of Ramsbury

The History of Ramsbury is documented in detail in Barbara Croucher’s Book ‘The Village in the Valley’, which is available in the village Post Office or via Amazon. She has also published  a book of photos  of ‘Ramsbury Then and Now’.

    

Roger Day is a local historian and author who has written several books about the village’s part in the 2nd world war when the UA 101st Airborne division was based on the hill behind the village. More recently he has also written about the 1st world war in the area – see www.ramsburyatwar.com for further information.

The Village Oral History Project recorded villagers’ memories of life in the first half of the 20th Century. The full set of interviews are in both Ramsbury Library and the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre www.wshc.eu