is a village
and civil parish
in the English
county of Wiltshire
. The parish consists of nine small settlements along the banks of the headwaters of the River Avon
. Besides Enford, these are Compton
, East Chisenbury
, West Chisenbury
and New Town
Enford is a civil parish with an elected parish council. It falls within the areas of Kennet District Council
and Wiltshire County Council
. All three councils are responsible for different aspects of local government.
In the census of 2001, the parish had a population of 577.
The East Chisenbury midden
is a famous example of a large dump of archaeological material, dating to the 1st millennium BC. Sited on Salisbury Plain in the United Kingdom, the midden mound contains discrete layers upon layers of flint, charcoal, bones, pottery and excrement. It survives to a height of 2.5m and measures 140m in width despite 2,500 years of weathering. The accumulation is believed by some archaeologists to have a ritual basis, with organised deposition of produce and waste being suggested as an explanation for its size and longevity.
Nearby towns and cities: Andover, Devizes, Marlborough, Salisbury, Swindon
Nearby villages: Netheravon, Upavon