Larkhill


Larkhill

Larkhill (gbmapping|SU125445) is a village in Wiltshire, England, on the edge of Salisbury Plain. It is part of the civil parish of Durrington in the district of Salisbury, and is a short distance west of Durrington village proper. It is about ten miles north of Salisbury.

The village has a long association with the British Army, and is the site of Larkhill Camp, currently the site of the Royal School of Artillery. It has also been selected as the site for the United Kingdom's first spaceport, and will be connected to Stonehenge via a LPG bus.Fact|date=February 2008

Fictional appearances

The comic book "V for Vendetta" (and its movie adaptation) featured a fictional detention center at Larkhill. Alan Moore stated in the notes to "V for Vendetta" (ISBN 1-84576-182-0), that he chose Larkhill because of the obvious military connections, but also because of a particularly unpleasant hiking trip that he had around the area.

The BBC television crime drama series "Waking the Dead" also featured a mental hospital called Larkhill in the latest season.

References

* [http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/community/getcom2.php?id=84 Wiltshire County Council - Wiltshire Community History - Durrington] Includes a discussion of Larkhill.


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