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Ramsbury is a village and civil parish in the English county of Wiltshire. The village is in the Kennet Valley near the Berkshire boundary. The nearest towns are Hungerford about 4.5mi east and Marlborough about west. The much larger town of Swindon is about 12mi to the north.The civil parish includes the hamlet of Axford about 2.5mi west of Ramsbury, and the smaller hamlets of Knighton and Whittonditch about 1mi to the east. The 2011 Census recorded a parish population of 1,989.HistoryLittlecote Roman Villa is in the parish. The earliest written history of Ramsbury can be traced from the Saxon era when the bishopric of Ramsbury was created in 909 AD. The see was moved to Old Sarum in 1075.Church of England parish church of the Holy Cross dates from the 13th century. It has a ghost story: according to local legend, if you count the hundred studs on the north door at midnight, it will open, and the ghost of 'Wild' William Darrell of Littlecote House will come out.
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