The History of Chitterne - John Thomas Canner (vicar of Chitterne 1904-1925). Edited by Sue Robinson. Published privately 2002 (£5.70 inc. postage and packing, for details click here)
Chitterne: a Wiltshire Village - Sue Robinson. Hobnob Press 2007 (available from the author, for details click here)
Warminster in the Twentieth Century - Celia Lane and Pauline White. Warminster History Society 1999
The Amesbury Turnpike Trust - John Chandler. S.Wilts Ind. Archeol. Society 1979
Lacock Abbey - The National Trust 1999
Before the Warminster Bypass, the Story of Our Local Roads - Andrew Houghton. Warminster History Society 1988
The Field Archaeology of the Salisbury Plain Training Area - David McOmish, David Field and Graham Brown. English Heritage 2002
The History of Modern Wiltshire - Richard Colt Hoare 1822-43
A History of Wiltshire - Bruce Watkin. Phillimore 1989
Little Imber on the Down - Rex Sawyer. Hobnob Press 2001
Scout Motors of Salisbury 1902-1921 - Jeremy P. Farrant. Salisbury and South Wiltshire Group for Industrial Archaeology (undated) Available in Salisbury Library.
The Hand of Fate - Tim Couzens. ELSP 2001 The history of the Longs, Wellesleys and the Draycot Estate Wiltshire. Includes history of the extended Long family, lords of the manor.
South Wraxall - A book for the year 2000 - Vanessa Brett Parker & the residents of South Wraxall. Published privately 2000 References to the Long family, lords of the manor.
Salisbury Plain: Its Stones, Cathedral, City, Villages and Folk - Ella Noyes. JM Dent 1913 Out of print but try your library or second hand bookshops.
Salisbury Plain - Home of Britain's Military Training - Henry Buckton. Philimore 2008 An excellent book for the military history of the area.
For childhoods spent in Chitterne:
Cold Cream - Ferdinand Mount. Bloomsbury 2008
Parson's Pleasure - WS Swayne. Wm. Blackwood & Sons 1934 Recollections of a former Bishop of Lincoln, whose father was WJ Swayne, vicar of chitterne 1874-1883. Out of print but available second-hand from booksellers.
The following books are recommended for their medieval atmosphere:
The Greatest Knight - Elizabeth Chadwick. Time Warner Books 2005 This book about William Marshal, written by our best writer of medieval fiction based on fact, has the added bonus of a local connection with Patrick, Earl of Salisbury in the late 12th century.
The Scarlet Lion - Elizabeth Chadwick. Sphere 2006 More William Marshal, more local connection in the 13th century.
The Time of Singing - Elizabeth Chadwick. Sphere 2008 William Longespee, husband of Ela, Countess of Salisbury, appears in this book about Roger Bigod, Earl of Norfolk.
Eleanor of Aquitaine - Alison Weir. Jonathan Cape 1999