Pewsham

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Pewsham
Pewsham is located in Wiltshire
Pewsham
Pewsham
 Pewsham shown within Wiltshire
OS grid reference ST943718
   – London  86 miles (138 km) 
Civil parish Calne Without
Shire county Wiltshire
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CHIPPENHAM
Postcode district SN15
Dialling code 01249
Police Wiltshire
Fire Wiltshire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament North Wiltshire
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Coordinates: 51°26′54″N 2°05′32″W / 51.448444°N 2.092123°W / 51.448444; -2.092123

Pewsham is a small village of approximately 100 residents on the A4 national route between Chippenham and Calne in Wiltshire, southwestern England.

Although it is signposted as Pewsham, the settlement does not appear on Ordnance Survey maps. The village is occasionally referred to as Old Derry Hill. There is a small business centre (Forest Gate), a Fiat-Subaru car dealership and a village pub, The Lysley Arms. Amongst the residential buildings is the village's converted chapel.

The Wilts & Berks Canal passed close to the village, with Pewsham Locks to the south.

Pewsham was one of several areas that in 1842 formed the Derry Hill ecclesiastical parish. [1]

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, when large housing developments spread across several towns, Pewsham was the name given to Chippenham's new residential district in the southeast of the town; the diverted A4 which formed the district's perimeter road was named Pewsham Way.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Edward Robert Kelly (1875). Wiltshire. Ed. by E.R. Kelly. (County topogr.).. Kelly and Co. p. 124-125. 

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