Netheravon

We hope you enjoy, looking through our rich and varied history

Netheravon's Past

A blast from the past.......

The image shows a street map of Netheravon and Haxton and shows the shops and utilities which we as a Village once had.

Click on the image to view an enlarged image……..

The Top Hat Club of Netheravon

The Club takes its name from a friendly benefit society “Established at the Fox & Hounds Inn, Netheravon, Wilts, on the 29th May, 1840 for the purpose of raising a fund by subscription for the benefit of the members in time of sickness, infirmity etc…

To find out more about the Top Hat Club of Netheravon click on the image to read more…………..

Netheravon Church

Why is it so far from the village?  We  think of villages with the church in the middle near the pub!

To find out more click on the image of the Church to read more……

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Netheravon Farms

The  economy of the area was dominated  by agriculture until the arrival of  the military  at   the end  of the C19th. Yet the history of the farms before that time of great change is difficult  to trace so this  is a project we  will be  building gradually as we  gather information.

To find out more information on the farms click on the image to read more……

The Pubs in Netheravon

To find out more about the pubs we have in Netheravon and the pubs we used to have, please click on the image of the old Fox and Hounds Pub.

Netheravon Village Clock and Post Office

The clock was put up to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897, above the door of what was then the village Post Office.   

To find out more click on the image of the Clock house to read more……

The Dovecote

Netheravon dovecote stands 100 metres to the north west of Netheravon House and 60 metres west of the church, in the middle of a paddock.

To find out more click on the image of the Dovecote to read more……

The three mills.  In 1086 there were three water mills in Netheravon .  Two of them were probably in the same building or nearby, in what is now  Mill Road.

To find out more click on the image of the old Bunces Brewery badge to read more……

The Motor Garage

The Motor Garage has literature and photographs of the garage dating back to the early 1930s but believe its origins date back further, we believe to the 1920s at least.

To find out more click on the image of The Motor Garage to read more……..

Netheravon School

Reading, Writing and Arithmetic – “The three Rs” were becoming increasingly valued towards the end of the 18th century and while many of the less fortunate in society could read a little by then, they often could not write. 

To find out more click on the image of The Motor Garage to read more……..

Characters of Netheravon

and the local area who supported and socialised in the Netheravon Working Mens Club.

Click on the image to visit an external website (https://www.nwmc.co.uk) to view some amazing characters.

Interviews conducted by Eileen Power and Tony Mills in the mid 80's

In 1984 and 1985 Eileen Power and Tony Mills interviewed a number of the residents of Haxton, Fittleton and Netheravon to record and capture their memories and life experiences.  

The tapes have been reformatted digitally to be able to share their memories with you.

We hope you enjoy listening to them.

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Percy and Gladys lived in Glen Eden bungalow (which is situated at the bottom end of the Village, opposite the telephone box, close to the Motor Garage).

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