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The Stratford sub Castle area has been lived in more or less continuously (with the possible exception of part of the Saxon period) since at least the Bronze Age.
Our attractive Grade 1 listed church, St Lawrence, is particularly interesting for the many periods represented in its structure from the 1100's through to the present day.
Old Sarum has been a strategic site of occupation stretching through history since the iron age. Now managed by Historic England, it is a popular tourist attraction. There are several articles about Old Sarum on this website, including details of an ongoing research project by the University of Southampton. Index of Old Sarum articles ....
Nationally important people have lived in or visited our village and its environs.
We have several houses and other structures of historical significance in the village. Our photo gallery gives detailed descriptions alongside the images.