All Saints' Parish Church
|Population||1,502 (in 2011)|
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|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Fire||Dorset and Wiltshire|
West Lavington is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England, on the north edge of Salisbury Plain, on the A360 road between Devizes and Salisbury, about 5 miles (8 km) south of Devizes. The parish includes the hamlet of Littleton Panell.
The Anglican All Saints' Church is Grade I listed. It is from the 12th century or earlier, with many later alterations and additions. It has a 1910 painting entitled Virgin and Child by Louis Davis.
The Stert and Westbury Railway was built through the parish by the Great Western Railway Company in 1900, providing routes from London to Weymouth and Taunton. At the same time, Lavington Station was built north of Littleton Panell where the line crosses the A360; it was closed in 1967. No local railway stations remain; the nearest are Pewsey and Westbury.
Littleton Panell is a contiguous hamlet in the parish of West Lavington. Its extent is disputed but its centre is north of the A360/B3098 crossroads and south of the old railway station for the Great Western Railway. The former manor house is now offices and its grounds were, for many years, a fruit farm. More recently, they were planted as a vineyard and an orchard.
Nigel Balchin (1908–1970) was an author and screenwriter. Son of the village baker, he was educated at Dauntsey's School and Cambridge University, and initially worked as an industrial psychologist. After a distinguished war record, he was thought (by John Betjeman, Elizabeth Bowen, L.P. Hartley and others) to be one of Britain's most promising novelists of the 1940s. He wrote The Small Back Room (later made into a film) and several other novels. His best-known film is The Man Who Never Was, for which he received a BAFTA in 1956.
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