Timeline events for date 1864

Comunity Date Events
Calne 1864 Major restoration work to the south and west parts of St. Mary's church to the designs of William Slater; Thomas Harris patents the Ice House (an innovation enabling bacon curing to take place throughout the year)
Cricklade 1864 St. Sampson's church extensively restored and refurbished under the supervision of Ewan Christian
Downton 1864 A railway built through the parish.
Marlborough 1864 Railway line linking Marlborough with the Great Western main line at Savernake opened
Melksham 1864 Place House and orchards auctioned off by local syndicate - Place House is demolished and Place Road and villas are built on the site
Pewsey 1864 A new National School opened at King's Corner: the school in River Street becomes an infants' school
Wootton Bassett 1864 The Royal Oak is built in High Street, on the site of an earlier hotel, as a hunting inn