Lyneham, Wiltshire

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Coordinates: 51°31′01″N 1°58′01″W / 51.517°N 1.967°W / 51.517; -1.967

Lyneham - Snowdrops.jpg
Snowdrops in Lyneham
Lyneham is located in Wiltshire
 Lyneham shown within Wiltshire
Population 5,319 (civil parish) (2001 Census)[1]
OS grid reference SU402179
Civil parish Lyneham and Bradenstoke
Unitary authority Wiltshire
Ceremonial county Wiltshire
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Wiltshire
Fire Wiltshire
Ambulance Great Western
EU Parliament South West England
Website Lyneham Village Online
List of places

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.

RAF Lyneham[edit]

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.[2] 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)


  1. ^ "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. 
  2. ^ Lyneham Primary School