Roundway shown within Wiltshire
|Population||2,267 (in 2001)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||South West England|
Roundway is still a parish independent from Devizes, but housing development has continued northwards from Devizes over the parish boundary. In the census of 2001, the village had a population of 2,267. It is located in the north, east and southwest of Devizes, and on the north side lies off the A361, which passes from Devizes to Swindon. On the southwest side it is accessible by the A360, Salisbury - Devizes Road, and by the A342. The small hamlet of Roundway lies just to the north of this, towards the White Horse. The north part of Roundway provides a bypass from the north of Devizes to the west through Conscience Lane.
Most of the land surrounding Roundway is used for agricultural purposes and to the north of Roundway is Roundway Hill, a popular place for walking and kite and model aircraft flying.
Devizes White Horse
The village is home to the Devizes White Horse, a chalk hill figure of a horse that was created in September 1999 to celebrate the millennium. It replaces the white horse of Devizes (Snob's Horse) that was lost after 1845.
The village used to have a large Victorian psychiatric hospital serving Wiltshire until it was closed in 1995, after the decision to close it was made in 1989. The mental health services were transferred to a newly built Green Lane hospital in the south of Devizes.
In the north part of the parish is Roundway House, a Grade II listed building that is the remains of the previous 18th century building in the previous Roundway Park. The property was last owned privately by the Colston family who sold it in 1948. It was demolished in 1955 leaving the stable block which was improved and is now used for social functions.
- Roundway Down and Covert, a nearby Site of Special Scientific Interest
- Henry Billington a tennis player was born there. He is the maternal grandfather of tennis player Tim Henman.
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