Wingfield, Wiltshire

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St Mary's, Wingfield
Grid reference: ST823567
Location: 51°18’32"N, 2°15’18"W
Population: 321  (2011[1])
Post town: Trowbridge
Postcode: BA14
Local Government
Council: Wiltshire
South West Wiltshire
Website: Parish Council

Wingfield or Winkfield is a small village and parish in Wiltshire, about 2¼ miles west of the town of Trowbridge.

The civil parish is bordered to the east by the Trowbridge urban area and to the west by the county of Somerset, where the River Frome forms most of the boundary.


Wingfield is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086-7 as Winefel, when it was held by the Bishop of Coutances.[2]

Notable people

Edward William Grinfield (1785-1864, biblical scholar) and Thomas De Quincey (1785-1859, writer) were educated at a private school at Wingfield.

Notable buildings

The 15th-century Church of England parish church of St Mary is Grade-II* listed.[3][4] It is part of the benefice of Bradford on Avon Holy Trinity, Westwood and Wingfield.[5]

Stowford Manor, a late 15th-century farmhouse, is also Grade-II* listed.[6]


A National School was built in the village in 1852 and educated children of all ages until 1926.[7][8] It became a Church of England school, which was amalgamated in 2009 with The Mead Community Primary School at Hilperton.[9][10]

The village has a pub, the Poplars Inn.


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