A snippet of the history of Horningsham to set the scene of this Community - the village forms part of the Longleat Estate which is owned by the Marquis of Bath. It is mentioned in the Domesday Book as having one cottager and four small holders and covering c 120 acres. At this time Horningsham had an estimated population of 25, peaking at 1,323 in 1831. Until 1939 Horningsham was largely self-sufficient. The parish now has a population of 327 people with 5 farms and a pub, but no village shop. The main employers are Longleat Estate & Safari Park and Centre Parcs, with a few home workers and small businesses and many working outside the village.
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