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About Barford St. Martin

Barford St.Martin is a small, picturesque village in South Wiltshire located 2 miles from Wilton, the ancient capital of Wessex and some 13 miles from Shaftesbury. It is located on the junction of the A30 and the B3089. It is within the Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The river Nadder runs through the village and Barford is known as one of the Nadder valley villages. Its history can be traced back to the 11th Century and there was reference to Barford in the Domesday Book compiled in 1085/1086. Click here for a Short History of Barford St Martin and here for details of Barford’s Historical Society.   Flooded fields 7 - Copy     Barford has 548 (2011) adult residents and has a church, a pub, a children’s nursery and a fuel station which has a shop. Much of the surrounding farm land is owned by the Wilton Estate. Barford has an active Parish Council who are determined to improve facilities and the visual appearance of the village.




InnThe Barford Inn >>

Barford folk can always be found here at the Barford Inn. One of the few remaining country pubs in the area with Real Ale and traditional meals.  Functions and celebrations can be organised by the new enthusiastic team and in the winter, visitors can enjoy a huge log fire and warm hearted conversation.   Quality accommodation is available at the inn.   01722 742242



Church & FlagSt Martin’s Church

Our church is popular for weddings, with many suitable wedding venues to be found close by. Responsibility for St. Martin’s and other parishes within our benefice lies with Rev. Elaine Brightwell, our team vicar, who can be contacted on 01722 717883 or via email elainebri57@gmail.com


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Our nursery >>

First Friends Day Nursery caters for children from 3 months to 5 years and offers a friendly, secure and stimulating environment ensuring that the children’s experience is enjoyable and rewarding.  A flexible approach is designed to see that parents individual requirements are met and the nursery is open 51 weeks of the year 7.30 – 6.30 pm with healthy, balanced meals offered to the children.  01722 743119




…is our village service Station, MOT garage and Spar shop.  01722 742286





Click here for a map of South Wiltshire

Click here for an aerial view of the village

You can email our Parish Clerk, Mrs Jane Childs at janedavidchilds@btinternet.com

Photographs 1,2,3 & 4  P. Whiteside, Barford.

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