Bishopstone, Swindon

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Bishopstone
High Street, Bishopstone - geograph.org.uk - 816313.jpg
High Street, Bishopstone
Bishopstone is located in Wiltshire
Bishopstone
Bishopstone
Location within Wiltshire
Population693 (in 2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSU246836
Civil parish
  • Bishopstone
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSwindon
Postcode districtSN6
Dialling code01793
PoliceWiltshire
FireDorset and Wiltshire
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
WebsiteParish Council
List of places
UK
England
Wiltshire
51°33′04″N 1°38′49″W / 51.551°N 1.647°W / 51.551; -1.647Coordinates: 51°33′04″N 1°38′49″W / 51.551°N 1.647°W / 51.551; -1.647

Bishopstone is a village and civil parish in the Swindon unitary authority of Wiltshire, England, about 6 miles (10 km) east of Swindon, and on the county border with Oxfordshire. Since 1934 the parish has included the village of Hinton Parva.

Bishopstone lies on the north slope of the Lambourn Downs, overlooking the Vale of White Horse. It is between Wanborough and Ashbury on the historic Icknield Way. The village has a public house, the Royal Oak,[2] and a number of thatched cottages, centred on a mill-pond.

The village is often used as a base for walkers on the Ridgeway National Trail. The Ridgeway above Bishopstone is a Byway open to motor vehicles between April and October.

On the downs above Bishopstone are ancient field systems known as lynchets and many other historic earth-workings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bishopstone, Swindon - 2011 Census". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 23 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Helen Browning at The Royal Oak". Retrieved 23 October 2015.

External links[edit]

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