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 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.


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Barford has 548 (2011) adult residents and has an active and growing 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.

The Barford Inn >>





Barford folk can always be found here at the Barford Inn, Vince and Karen serve us and our visitors with Real Ale and meals of outstanding value for money, including take-aways.  In the winter a huge log fire here is very welcoming too.  Accommodation is available at the inn.  01722 742242





Church & FlagSt Martin’s Church >>

Our village church offers the complete range of services; everything from BCP to Contemporary Worship.  Traditional services are Anglican although the contemporary service is ecumenical and draws a membership from people from a variety of denominational backgrounds.  Our church is also popular for weddings.  Rev. Jane Tailby is our team vicar and she has responsibility for St. Martin’s and other parishes close by and can be contacted on 01722 717883 or jdtailby@aol.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.