Timeline events for date 1848

Comunity Date Events
1848 Richard Jefferies (1848-1887) author of 'The Story of my Heart' and writer on rural affairs born at Coate near Swindon. Swindon's population approximately 4500.
Amesbury 1848 Wyndersham House (now the Antrobus Arms Hotel) built
Ashton Keynes 1848 Estate was sold to Lord Henry Vane.
Broughton Gifford 1848 - 1850 Unsuccessful attempt to inclose the common.
Calne 1848 Cloth making in the town has ceased; Plymouth Brethren are now meeting in the town
Chippenham 1848 Building of the Wilts, Somerset and Weymouth Railway provides a route to the south coast via Trowbridge and Westbury
Corsham 1848 There are about 20 shops in the town: organised cricket is first played in the town
Cricklade 1848 There are 7 inns in the town: White Lion, King's Head, White Hart, New Inn, White Horse, Bear and Red Lion
Marlborough 1848 Chapel of St. Michael & All Angels, at Marlborough College, built
Melksham 1848 Railway line connecting Melksham to Thingley Junction, south of Chippenham, and Westbury, is opened by the Wilts. Somerset and Weymouth Railway Company; Shaw School founded
Minety 1848 Postal services started; Minety's Rectory estate passed from Salisbury diocese to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners; school built to the south of the church
Pewsey 1848 A police station is in existence from this time; the Post Office is in High Street
Purton 1848 Post Office in existence by this time
Ramsbury 1848 The National School set up by the vicar, Rev. Hawkins, for both boys and girls; the Post Office is in the Square by this time
Westbury 1848 The post office is in Maristow Street by this time; railway station opened and line brought to Westbury from Thingley Junction near Chippenham