If you are moving house, looking to start a new life in Durrington or retiring to Durrington, we can help you.
An introduction to Durrington
Right on the edge of Salisbury Plain, between two military bases, lies the large village of Durrington.
There’s a strong Pagan presence here, perhaps due to its proximity to the ancient monument of Stonehenge. However modern facilities abound –there are a few shops, schools and a leisure centre for the 5,000 residents.
There are also two pubs, the Stonehenge Inn and the Plough.
Opportunities here are good, with the large and bustling Amesbury just two miles away. Yet you are firmly in the countryside, on the edge of the largest remaining area of chalk grassland in north west Europe.
Durrington Village History
The village is almost surrounded by the River Avon and lies between Larkhill and Bulford Army camps. A community has lived here for centuries, as can be proven by the 13th century church in the old village centre.
Durrington Walls, a huge earthwork, was built around 2,500 BC and could be connected, if only by date, to Stonehenge. A smaller, 250ft wide monument, Woodhenge, lies to the south.
Recent archaeological digs suggest Neolithic inhabitants kept lots of (very large) pigs, leading people to think they may have been fattened up to sell to visitors to Stonehenge.
In 1405 there was a huge fire, resulting in the destruction of most of the West End (most of the houses were built unusually close together). Many families were left homeless, but Winchester College generously compensated them.
A second Durrington Fire happened in 1921 when the Old Rectory on Church Street had a fire in its thatched roof. Sparks flew onto other nearby thatched cottages and most burned to the ground. The Old Rectory was rebuilt with a tiled roof, but the other cottages were not – a group of mobile homes are now sited there.
Why move to Durrington?
The village has three grocery shops a Nisa, a Sainsbury’s Local and a Tesco Express. It has a petrol station with a shop and garage. Villagers also benefit from a hardware shop, a furniture shop and hairdressers and barbers.
There is also a recreation ground with pitches, tennis courts, playpark, BMX jumps and skateboarding facilities.
Properties in Durrington
Properties in Durrington sold for an average £292,346 over the last year.
Many were detached properties, selling for an average price of £382,474. Semi-detached properties sold for an average of £242,467, with terraced homes fetching £220,591.
See available properties here.
In the main road there are a few early farmhouses and cottages but most of the population live on the housing estates in the south of the village.
There are 17th century timber and cob houses with thatched roofs, surviving in College Road, High Street and Church Street.
The A345 between Salisbury and Swindon runs alongside the village and the A303 trunk road is a mile away. There’s a half-hourly service to Larkhill, Amesbury and Salisbury, and an hourly service to Pewsey, Marlborough and Swindon. The nearest train stations are Salisbury, Grateley and Pewsey.
There are lots of clubs and events in Durrington, from the more localised village show to the larger events connected to Stonehenge. There’s something for everyone.
Schools near Durrington
The village has three schools – Durrington All Saints CofE Infant School, Durrington CofE VC Junior School and Avon Valley College.
Removals service near Durrington
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Why Choose Armishaws for your removals to Durrington?
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