Bushton, Wiltshire

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The Trotting Horse pub
Bushton is located in Wiltshire
Bushton shown within Wiltshire
OS grid reference SU063779
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Swindon
Postcode district SN4
Dialling code 01793
Police Wiltshire
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51°30′00″N 1°54′40″W / 51.500°N 1.911°W / 51.500; -1.911Coordinates: 51°30′00″N 1°54′40″W / 51.500°N 1.911°W / 51.500; -1.911

Bushton is a hamlet about 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Royal Wootton Bassett in Wiltshire, England. It is in the civil parish of Clyffe Pypard.


In 1086 the Domesday Book recorded an estate at Bushton, held by the Bishop of Winchester.[1] By the 17th century the manor of Bushton had become a tithing of Clyffe Pypard parish.[2]

Manor Farmhouse is a Georgian house of five bays built of brick with stone trim in the early 18th century.[3]

Woodhill Park is a Georgian country house built in the 18th century. Richard Pace added the southeast range in 1804.[4]

The pamphleteer and poet Ralph Broome (1742–1835) was born and bred in the village.[5] Also born at Bushton was the Jesuit missionary to India Thomas Stephens (c.1549–1619).


Bushton has a public house, the Trotting Horse.[6] The parish's village hall is at Bushton.[7]


  1. ^ Bushton in the Domesday Book
  2. ^ Crittall, Elizabeth (ed.). "Victoria County History - Wiltshire - Vol 9 pp23-43". British History Online. University of London. Retrieved 18 April 2016. 
  3. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus (1975) [1963]. Cherry, Bridget, ed. The Buildings of England: Wiltshire. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. p. 154. ISBN 0-14-071026-4. 
  4. ^ R.W. Dunning; K.H. Rogers; P.A. Spalding; Colin Shrimpton; Janet H. Stevenson; Margaret Tomlinson (1970). Crittall, Elizabeth, ed. Victoria County History: A History of the County of Wiltshire, Volume 9. pp. 23–43. 
  5. ^ Joyce Hemlow, ed.: The Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney... (London: OUP, 1972 ff.), vol. IV., p. 30n.
  6. ^ Lawton, Andrew (29 May 2015). "Trotting Horse pub in Bushton reopens after £200k refurbishment". Gazette and Herald. Retrieved 18 April 2016. 
  7. ^ "Village Hall". Clyffe Pypard and Bushton Villages. Retrieved 18 April 2016. 

External links[edit]

  • "Clyffe Pypard". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 18 April 2016.