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"IMBER, a parish in the hundreds of Heytesbury and Swanborough, county Wilts, 4 miles N.E. of Heytesbury, its post town, 6 N.E. of Warminster, and 7 S.E. of Westbury railway station. The parish is situated on Salisbury Plain, and surrounded by extensive downs. The substratum is chalk alternated with flint. The impropriate tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £409. The living is a perpetual curacy* in the diocese of Sarum, value £120. The church is dedicated to St. Giles. In the interior are two stone effigies of Knights Templars of the family of Le Rouse. The parochial charities produce about £2 per annum. The Baptists have a chapel, and there is a National school."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

Imber is now within a military training area, and has no inhabitants. Around the training area, all about 4 miles away, are Bratton, Tilshead, and Heytesbury; Warminster is 7 miles away. The modern map from Streetmap shows Imber on a current Ordance Survey map.

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Bibliography

  • Sawyer, Rex - Little Imber on the Down. Hobnob Press, Sept 2001.
    The first book to be devoted to the history of Imber & its community on Salisbury Plain prior to all leaving in 1943 when Imber was handed over to the Army for Military Training. Published Sept 2001 by Hobnob Press, PO Box 1838, East Knoyle, Salisbury SP3 6FA. Available from Devizes Books, Handel House, Sidmouth St, Devizes, Wilts, SN10 1LD.

 

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