To the Manningfords comprising of the three beautiful villages and communities of Manningford Bruce, Manningford Abbots and Manningford Bohune.
Situated in the heart of the Wessex Downs Area of Natural Beauty and described in the Kennet Local Plan as “The quintessential essence of the Vale of Pewsey”.
A very special church, St Peter’s dating back to the 11th century with the orignal wooden door and huge metal keys is still in daily use and has regular services. The church also has many historical features and sits amidst small and tranquil cemetary.
With a fully equipped village Hall available for private hire as well as running a year round schedule of events catering for all ages and tastes that strives to be at the centre of village life.
Mothering Sunday Service 26th March at St. Peter’s Church
Join us at St Peter’s Church at 9.30am on the 26th of March for a Mothering Sunday service from the Book of Common Prayer. All are of course most welcome. Further details will be in the Messenger.
The quintessential essence of the Vale of Pewsey
– Kennet Local Plan –
The Pig Race Night held in mid-October was a huge success and a lot of fun was had by everyone who attended. It was an initiative by David Blanchard to raise funds for maintenance within St. Peter’s Church and a massive £1,000 was achieved – it was split £750 to St. Peter’s and £250 was donated to the village hall. Many thanks to everyone who helped make the evening a success and a special thanks to Sue & Allan Gardner who organised all the food & the racing.
Come and see for yourself the delights we have to offer.
Manningford Trout Fishery
Fed by the pristine waters of the Hampshire Avon, Manningford is one of Wiltshiresbest known fisheries. Consists of 4.5 acre Manor lake and 1.3 acre Squires lake and smaller “catch and release” lake. All contain a good head of Brown and Rainbow Trout. Open all year round for fishing and private events.
Indigo Asian Antiques & Interiors
An inspired collection of antique, vintage and reproduction furniture.Collectables, mirrors and architectural pieces from India, China, Japan & Tibet.Furniture is restored in Wiltshire workshop, established in 1979. Visit in store or online.
Dr Rothwell, an agricultural scientist, is in charge of the two farms at Woodborough where salad leaves are grown on the Pewsey Vale’s rich sandy soil. He said it was important to ensure the leaves had reached their full, sweet, juicy flavour – just like freshly picked peas before they were harvested.
Since 1979 the site has been marked by a stone erected by a former Chairman of the Parish Council, Mrs. Kathleen Hoare, who was then living at Frith Copse. A more impressive monument, in the form of a Sarsen stone from Mullins Farm, ManningfordBohune, has now been kindly presented by Vitacress Salads Ltd and handsome donations from two local residents have enabled the Sarsen stone to be erected, the earlier memorial stone is to have an additional inscription recording the visit of Alfred the Great in the year 871 when he succeeded his father and 3 elder brothers as king, and the setting is to be improved. Click for more information.