Snowdrops in Lyneham
Lyneham shown within Wiltshire
|Population||5,319 (civil parish) (2001 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Civil parish||Lyneham and Bradenstoke|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||South West England|
|Website||Lyneham Village Online|
Lyneham is a large village (often referred to as a small town) in north Wiltshire, within the civil parish of Lyneham and Bradenstoke, and situated 4 miles (6.4 km) southwest of Royal Wootton Bassett, 5.5 miles (8.9 km) north of Calne and 11 miles (18 km) southwest of Swindon. The village is on the A3102 road between Calne and Wootton Bassett.
The former RAF Lyneham air force base (now MOD Lyneham) is at Lyneham. The RAF's C-130 Hercules fleet was based here until June 2011 and C-17 Globemasters from RAF Brize Norton made frequent visits. RAF Lyneham ceased operations in 2012 and work is underway to redevelop the base to house the proposed tri-forces Defence Technical Training College, which is scheduled to become operational in December 2015.
Lyneham has a primary school. Central Lyneham has a small shopping area including a Tesco Express and a Co-Operative minimarket. Also located in the village is a small selection of takeaways selling a range of fast food form pizza to fish'n'chips. A small public library/memorial hall is also located next to the church (Church Of England)
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- "Area selected: North Wiltshire (Non-Metropolitan District)". Neighbourhood Statistics, Full dataset view, Parish Headcounts. Office for National Statistics. 28 April 2004. Retrieved 4 July 2010.
- Lyneham Primary School
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