Tidworth

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Tidworth is a small garrison town in south-east Wiltshire, England with a growing civilian population. It is approximately 10 miles west of Andover, 12 miles south of Marlborough, 15 miles north by north-east of Salisbury and 6 miles east of Amesbury. Its population is approximately 9,500.

Tidworth used to be nominally divided into North Tidworth and South Tidworth, with the northern part of the town in Wiltshire and the southern part in Hampshire. When the boundary between the two counties was redrawn in 1992, the old distinction vanished and the whole of the town became part of Wiltshire.

Tidworth was listed in the Domesday book as Todeorde, in the Andovere Hundred, in "Hantscire".

The musician James Blunt was born in Tidworth.

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