Bishopstone shown within Wiltshire
|Population||648 (in 2001) |
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||South West England|
Bishopstone is a village and civil parish in the Swindon unitary authority of Wiltshire, England, about six miles east of Swindon, and just west of the county border with Oxfordshire. Since 1934 the civil parish has included the village of Hinton Parva. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 648.
Bishopstone is located between Wanborough and Ashbury on the historic Icknield Way. It is a picturesque village with a public house, The Royal Oak, and a large number of thatched cottages, centred on a mill-pond.
The village is often used as a base for walkers with excellent access to the Ridgeway National Trail.
On the downs above Bishopstone there are impressive ancient field systems known as lynchets and many other historic earth-workings.
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