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Devizes, an old town in Wiltshire with a population of over 10,000 people, takes its name from being sited at the boundary (ad divisas) of two twelfth century manors, where the Bishop of Salisbury had a castle built. Devizes grew through the Middle Ages as an important sheep market, set in rich agricultural land on the edge of Salisbury Plain. The town has some fine Georgian buildings and the town museum contains artefacts from local bronze and iron age sites. The map below shows the features of the town of Devizes, its streets and houses as they were in the mid twentieth century. Click on a selected area of the map below to see an enlargement.

Devizes town map

Map of Devizes

Old map of the town of Devizes circa 1950

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