River Bourne, Wiltshire

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The River at Winterbourne Gunner

The River Bourne is a river in Wiltshire, a tributary of the Salisbury Avon.

The Bourne's source is at the eastern end of the Vale of Pewsey, just south of the village of Burbage. The river cuts through the chalk escarpment at Collingbourne Kingston, to flow south across Salisbury Plain through the town of Tidworth and the village of Shipton Bellinger.

As it continues south the river passes the Bourne Valley villages: Cholderton, Newton Tony, Allington, Boscombe, Idmiston, Porton, Gomeldon, Winterbourne Gunner, Winterbourne Dauntsey, Winterbourne Earls and Hurdcott.[1] After passing Ford and Laverstock the Bourne joins the Avon in the eastern outskirts of Salisbury.


  1. "Winterbourne". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. http://history.wiltshire.gov.uk/community/getcom.php?id=249. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
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