|Mon||11 Dec 17||Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm at The Band Hall|
|Tue||12 Dec 17||Good Companions Singalong|
|Tue||12 Dec 17||Downton Band Carol Concert - Charlton All Saints Church|
|Wed||13 Dec 17||Little Club Nativity with farm animals - Baptist Church Field - 9.30am|
|Fri||15 Dec 17||Christmas Country Market - Memorial Hall - 9.30 - 11am|
|Sun||16/17 Dec 17||St Laurence Christmas Tree Festival|
|Sat||16 Dec 17||Grand Christmas Downton Band Concert - St Laurence - 7.30pm|
|Tue||19 Dec 17||Good Companions Christmas Celebration - 2pm|
|Wed||20 Dec 17||Bowls Club Christmas Extravaganza - 10am|
|Fri||22 Dec 17||Last Country Market for 2017|
|Sun||24 Dec 17||St Laurence Christingle Service 5pm|
|Tue||2 Jan 17||Good Companions restarts|
|Mon||8 Jan 18||Downton Band Beginners Brass starts|
|Thu||18 Jan 18||Mystery in White - performed by DADA in the Baptist Church - 7.30pm|
|Fri||19 Jan 18||Country Market re-opens|
|Fri||19 Jan 18||Joint Church Service at the Baptist Church|
|Sat||20 Jan 18||Mystery in White - performed by DADA in the Baptist Church - 7pm|
|Sun||21 Jan 18||Church for everyone at St Laurence|
|Mon||22 Jan 18||United Service at St Laurence|
|Fri||26 Jan 18||"They were the first" in the Sherwood Rooms - 7.15 for 8pm|
|Sat||27 Jan 18||Moviola film|
|Sun||28 Jan 18||Family Tea Concert at St Laurence|
|Thu||1 Feb 18||Mystery in White - performed by DADA in the Baptist Church - 7.30pm|
|Sat||3 Feb 18||MNDA Coffee Day & Sale - 10-4 in the White Horse|
|Mon||5 Feb 18||Forest Edge Flower Arranging Society|
|Sat||17 Feb 18||Moviola|
|Thu||22 Feb 18||Horticultural Society talk - 'Birds in your garden' - 7.30pm Memorial Hall|
|Wed||7 Mar 18||Royal British Legion Meeting - 1930 White Horse|
|Thu||22 Mar 18||Horticultural Society talk - 'Chrysanthemums' - 7.30pm Memorial Hall|
|Wed||2 May 18||Royal British Legion Meeting - 1930 White Horse|
|Sat||19 May 18||Horticultural Society - Plant & Table-top Sale|
|Sat||9 Jun 18||Horticultural Society - Summer Show|
|Wed||4 Jul 18||Royal British Legion Meeting - 1930 White Horse|
|Sat||1 Sep 18||Horticultural Society - Autumn Show|
|Wed||5 Sep 18||Royal British Legion Meeting - 1930 White Horse|
|Wed||7 Nov 18||Royal British Legion AGM - 1930 White Horse|
Downton is a large ancient Wiltshire village situated 6 miles south of Salisbury, just outside the New Forest National park. It is a thriving community having its own schools, shops, pubs and businesses, village hall and recreation areas – including a football pitch, bowling green and leisure centre with a gym and tennis courts. There are over 20 clubs or societies and a popular village band. Every year the Cuckoo Fair attracts around 20,000 visitors to over 250 craft and other stalls, plus live music, dance and other entertainments. The village is also well known for its fishing, its award winning local brewery and as a centre for exploring the River Avon and New Forest.
People have lived in the Downton area for over 7,000 years, and evidence of Iron Age, Roman and Saxon settlements has been found. Early Neolithic finds and the remains of a Roman Villa (including a fine mosaic)are in Salisbury Museum.
The village of Downton has the earthworks of a Norman motte and bailey castle lying within 18th Century Moot landscaped gardens overlooking the river. The Moot is a scheduled monument and part of the village is a conservation area containing over 80 listed buildings.
Evidence of recent economic history (such as tanning and corn milling) can be seen in the old buildings and the mills that used to power local industry.
The Parish of Downton, sitting in the Avon Valley landscape, is characterised by chalk downlands and water meadows. It is predominantly rural with a landscape developed over many centuries of human activity. The village of Downton, straddling the River Avon, is an historic crossing point towards the southern end of the parish, .
To the north of the parish is the residential hamlet of Charlton All Saints, and to the east of the parish is Standlynch, additionally there are farms and scattered buildings within the rural area including the historic Trafalgar Park House.
This site will ease access to the many specific websites relating to Downton (see Links), and provides a summary of amenities, facilities and events all in one place. To ensure your Event gets included, use the “Contact Us” page.
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