Bishopstone, Swindon

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Bishopstone pond.JPG
Bishopstone pond
Bishopstone is located in Wiltshire
 Bishopstone shown within Wiltshire
Population 648 (in 2001) [1]
OS grid reference SU2449683568
Civil parish Bishopstone
Unitary authority Swindon
Ceremonial county Wiltshire
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Swindon
Postcode district SN6
Dialling code 01793
Police Wiltshire
Fire Wiltshire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament Swindon
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Coordinates: 51°33′00″N 1°38′48″W / 51.55°N 1.646667°W / 51.55; -1.646667

Bishopstone village viewed from the south

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,[2] 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.


  1. ^ "Bishopstone Census Information". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  2. ^ The Royal Oak

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