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.
Manningford Quiz Night 19th Nov @ 7pm
Village Quiz Night. £10 per person including a hot supper (lasagne & salad with veggie option). Always a fun night, raffle prizes, reserve your ticket by calling Sue on 01672 564922.
Christmas Wreath Workshop 3rd Dec 10:30 – 13:30
My Flower Patch will be running this workshop. £35 pp, includes all materials to make a fabulous foliage wreath and a donation of £5 pp will be made to The Finlay Foundation. Tea, coffee & cake will be provided. To book: Sara@myflowerpatch.co.uk 07894 792162.
Christmas Party & Carol Singing 14th Dec @ 6pm
At village hall. Children’s carols starting @ 6.30pm. Featuring the wonderful voice of Susie Parrack & carol singing for all. Prizes for best: adult “Xmas Jumper” & children’s “Xmas Costume”. Please bring plate of food to share.
Decorate the St.Peter’s church 17th Dec @ 10am
Please help us to decorate the church for the Carol Service (details below). Holy Communion, from the Book of Common Prayer, is at 9.30am on Christmas Day. All are of course most welcome.
Carol Service at St. Peter’s Church 18th Dec @ 4pm
There will be mulled wine & mince pies following the service in the Church. Also please bring along any dried/tinned food donations which will go to the Devizes Food Bank. Enjoy the festive season.
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.