Clyffe Pypard shown within Wiltshire
|Population||289 (in 2011)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||South West England|
|UK Parliament||North Wiltshire|
The parish includes the hamlet of Bushton, the former separate village of Bupton, and the ‘shrunken’ Medieval village of Woodhill. Bupton can be found at the South West corner of the parish of Clyffe Pypard and its name appears to arise from land owner William Bubbe, since variations of the name include ‘Bubbeton’ and ‘Great Bupton’. Bupton consists of farms and farmland, but back in the 14th Century it was a medieval village with many more dwellings than today. There was a small chapel and windmill at Woodhill in the 14th Century. The name Woodhill derives from a corruption of ‘woad’, as the location is a ‘hill where Woad grows’ – woad being a plant which gave a blue dye for fabric. 
The Latin phrase at the Goddard Arms Pub, Cervus non Servus (the stag is not a slave) was the motto of the Goddard family, who owned the manor for many years.
Sir Nikolaus Pevsner, the German-born British scholar of history of art and, especially, of history of architecture is buried in the churchyard of St Peter.
RAF Clyffe Pypard
The airfield opened in 1941 with grass runways measuring around 1300 yards and temporary accommodation under RAF Flying Training Command before closing in 1947 but was used after this date by RAF Lyneham for accommodation and the British Army for battle practice until 1961. The airfield is currently farmland with only a small amount of buildings left standing.
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- "The Village of Clyffe Pypard, Wiltshire: Bupton and Woodhill". Retrieved 19 February 2014.
- Victoria County History: A history of the County of Wiltshire, Volume 9
- "RAF Clyffe Pypard". Altantik Wall. Retrieved 3 April 2012.
- "Clyffe Pypard". Airfield of Britain Conservation Trust. Retrieved 4 April 2012.
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