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Quidhampton tapestry

Quidhampton tapestry

This website provides information for use by the parish, provided by the Parish Council and the community. If you have anything to contribute or would like to get in touch, please contact us.

About Quidhampton

Quidhampton is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England, with a population of 404 according to the 2001 census. It forms part of the Salisbury urban area and is around 2 miles west of the city centre. The parish and village adjoins Wilton to the west, the unparished area of Salisbury to the north and east, and Netherhampton to the south. The name Quidhampton probably means "muddy home farm" or "home farm with good manure", from the Old English cwéad (dung, dirt) + hām-tūn[1]. Until 1894, Quidhampton was a tithing of Fugglestone St Peter, and it then formed part of the new parish of Bemerton until it was established as a parish in its own right during the 20th century.

Quidhampton Today!

Quidhampton is now a thriving village just off the A36 with it's own village pub, village hall, various social and community groups and businesses including Bed & Breakfasts. We have regular events throughout the year for parishioners and folk from further afield and one of our villagers publishes a Newsletter every month with all the latest news and information.
Meeting by Luciano Zanardo

Annual Meetings, 2016

This Tuesday is the Annual Parish Meeting followed immediately by the Annual Parish Council Meeting.

Consultation on plans for Quidhampton Quarry

The chalk pit known as Quidhampton Quarry (just north of the village on the far side of the A36) closed in 2009 and the owners, Imerys Minerals Ltd, and their partners, S Walsh & Sons Ltd, would like to invite local residents to a meeting regarding future plans for the site. Quidhampton Quarry has a
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River Nadder monitoring station at Quidhampton

Science in the River Nadder – help needed!

We have been contacted via our Facebook page to ask if anyone can help with an ongoing science project taking place in Quidhampton. The DOMAINE project is being run by the Universities of Bristol, Bangor and East Anglia alongside the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology at the Natural Environment Research Council who are also funding
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Cycling by Zachary Long

Landmarc Cycle Wiltshire Grand Prix 2016

Once again, this premier cycle race is coming to our streets! This year the excitement will be on Sunday 8th May. The race is part of British Cycling’s Elite Road Race Series Spring Cup and attracts the very top professional riders in the UK. Starting in the Market Square the race starts with a ceremonial rollout
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Your Country Needs You!

Your council needs you!

All seats for Quidhampton Parish Council are up for election in the forthcoming local government elections. Information regarding standing as a candidate is contained in the election pack available here.There is further information on the Electoral Commission website and on the Wiltshire Council website. To stand, you will need a Proposer and a Seconder. These
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Sale by Martin Abegglen

Table Top Sale

Having a sort out before Christmas? Want to make money from your surplus clutter? If there’s not enough for a car boot sale then this is for you. Saturday 17 November 10.00 – 12.00 (sellers from 9.00) Tables and chairs provided Pre-booked: small table £2.50 large table £4 On the day: £3 and £5 Ring
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Bonfire Night 2012

A fantastic fireworks display was held, complete with bonfire, on 3rd November. Loads of fun was had by all. Here are some photos of the event.


Even more Jubilee photography

Another batch of photos has just been uploaded, this time courtesy of Ken Taylor, to whom thanks are due. You can see Ken’s photos in the album below. You can also see the full photoset here, including all the photos taken.

Olympic Flame for the London 2012 Games is lit in Ancient Olympia © LOCOG

Olympic Torch in Salisbury and Wilton!

The Olympic Torch will be in Salisbury on the evening of 11 July. It will leave from the Cathedral at 07.49 on 12 July and travel to Wilton. It will be in convoy along our bit of Wilton Road, emerging again at 08.22 at the Park Wall traffic lights. Expect traffic delays but there will
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The Queen at the White Horse

Even more Jubilee photography

Another batch of photos has just been uploaded, this time courtesy of Graham Heeley, to whom thanks are due. You can see Graham’s photos in the album below. You can also see the full photoset here, including all the photos taken. Thanks also to the Queen for making a personal appearance at the White Horse!

Quidhampton paper mill; really…?

Thanks for the positive comments on the new website – much appreciated! If you have any comments, please feel free to use the commenting facilities on particular pages/posts or drop us an email at One topic that has come up more than once is the introductory text on the welcome page, taken from Wikipedia:
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More Jubilee photography

In addition to the photos taken by various people and published here, some panoramic images were also produced. These use Microsoft’s free Photosynth platform and should work in any browser. The above image is shows one of the panoramic images; click to see the full size version on Flickr.

Village photo

Diamond Jubilee celebrations

There were some fantastic events over the bank holiday weekend to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. A street party, hog roast, dances as well as photograph and best decorated house competitions. Most of the village turned out and the photo above shows us all gathered for a group shot, replicating the view in an old
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Hello world!

Welcome to the website for Quidhampton Parish Council. It’s still got some way to go but will soon provide your one stop shop to find out everything you need to know about the activities of the council and related topics.

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