Bishopstone, Swindon

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High Street, Bishopstone
Bishopstone is located in Wiltshire
Bishopstone shown within Wiltshire
Population 693 (in 2011)[1]
OS grid reference SU246836
Civil parish
  • Bishopstone
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Swindon
Postcode district SN6
Dialling code 01793
Police Wiltshire
Fire Dorset and Wiltshire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
Website Parish Council
List of places
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.


  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.

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