Sevenhampton, Wiltshire

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Ian Fleming's grave and monument at Sevenhampton.

Sevenhampton is a village about 1.2 miles (2 km) south of Highworth in the ceremonial county of Wiltshire, England.

In 1212 the toponym was recorded as Suvenhantone, meaning "town of the dwellers at a place called 'seven wells' or the like".[1]

The grave of James Bond author Ian Fleming is in St James parish churchyard, marked by an obelisk. Also buried with him are his son Caspar and his widow Ann.

The village is not served by public transport. It is a 2-mile (3 km) walk from the nearest bus stop at South Marston.

Maranatha Christian School is an independent school in the village.[2]

Central Hall Cricket Club is based in the village.

Also in Sevenhampton is Roves Farm Visitor Centre. This family run farm activities including tractor trailer rides, animal feeding and handling, and indoor and outdoor play areas. They also run special themed events in school holidays.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ekwall, Eilert. Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names. p. 413. 
  2. ^ Maranatha Christian School

External links[edit]

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Coordinates: 51°36′44″N 1°42′14″W / 51.61222°N 1.70389°W / 51.61222; -1.70389