Alton is a civil parish in the English county of
Wiltshire. It comprises the 'twin' villages of Alton Barnes and
Alton Priors, together with the nearby hamlet of Honeystreet on the
Kennet and Avon
It was possibly the site of a bloody defeat of a Saxon
army led by Ceawlin
in the year 592.
Alton is a civil parish with an elected parish council
. It also falls
within the area of the Wiltshire
, which is responsible for all significant local
In the census
of 2002, the population
of the parish was 229.
Nearby towns and cities:
Devizes, Marlborough, Swindon, Salisbury
Nearby villages: Stanton St. Bernard, Wilcot, Pewsey, Woodborough, East
Alton White Horse
There is a chalk hill figure
be seen on Google Maps
Wansdyke runs on the high downland, the Pewsey Downs to the north.
Alton Barnes contains a small part-Saxon
church dedicated to St. Mary