Welcome to Tilshead!

This section of the website provides a little bit of information about the village at the heart of Salisbury Plain.

The Parish Council section provides Parish Council-related information.  

The Community Pages provide news and information about events in and around the village, a photograph gallery and useful information, website links and weather forecasts/warnings.

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Size and Location

Tilshead is a village of some 140 houses and 350 souls, situated on the main A360 Salisbury to Devizes road and completely surrounded by military training land.  There are a number of sites of botanical, scientific and archaeological interest in the area.


Tilshead has a Voluntary Aided Church of England primary school and nursery with over 60 children on roll.  The school has an active Parents’ Association.  Most of the children move on to Lavington School near Devizes. 

Both the Village Hall and the small but well-used playing field are run by a committee of volunteers and are the venues for much of the social life of the village.  Just off the High Street there are allotments available to rent.   

There is also a Church, a fuel station with a shop and cash machine and a public house with Post Office facilities.  The village is served by a mobile library service and a regular bus service between Salisbury and Devizes.