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East Wiltshire covering the market town of Marlborough, famed for its Public School and its eminent alumini, is home to two Craft Lodges who meet in one of the towns oldest buildings which was converted from a former church and celebrated its Centenary as a Masonic Hall in 2010.
Ludgershall occupies a unique place in Wiltshire history being mentioned in the Domesday Book (1066) when it was recorded that "Edward of Salisbury holds Ludgershall; it paid tax for one hide (about 24 acres). Land for 3 ploughs. In Lordship 2 ploughs 3 slaves; 8 Cottagers with 1 plough. Pasture 3 furlongs long and 1 furlong wide; woodland 1/2 league long and 2 furlongs wide. The value was 100 shillings.
Ludgershall features the remains of a 12th Century fortified Royal residence known as Ludgershall Castle. Three large walls still remain of the private residence, which was turned into a hunting lodge but fell into disuse by the 15th Century. The town is home to two Craft Lodges.