Sevenhampton, Wiltshire

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Ian Fleming's grave and memorial at Sevenhampton.

Sevenhampton is a small village in the ceremonial county of Wiltshire, England, to the north-east of Swindon. It lies at the bottom of a valley, with fairly steep climbs out of the village in both directions.

The place-name 'Sevenhampton' is first attested in 1212 as 'Suvenhantone', and means "town of the dwellers at a locality called 'seven wells' or the like".[1]

Sevenhampton is the burial site of James Bond author Ian Fleming, whose grave is marked by an obelisk in the churchyard. Also buried with him are his son Caspar and his widow Ann.

The village is not served by any public transport and is a two-mile walk from the nearest bus stop at South Marston.

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

Sevenhampton is also home to Central Hall Cricket Club.

Also found in Sevenhampton is Roves Farm Visitor Centre. This family run farm park offers lots of hands on farmyard fun Including Tractor Trailer Rides, Animal Feeding and Handling and large Indoor and Outdoor Play Areas. They also run Special Themed events during all school holidays.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eilert Ekwall, Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names, p.413.
  2. ^ http://www.maranathaschool.org/

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