Haydon Wick

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Haydon Wick
A view towards Haydon Wick - geograph.org.uk - 693606.jpg
Haydon Wick is located in Wiltshire
Haydon Wick
Haydon Wick
Haydon Wick shown within Wiltshire
Population 20,960 (in 2011)[1]
OS grid reference SU129885
Civil parish
  • Haydon Wick
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Swindon
Postcode district SN25
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
UK
England
WiltshireCoordinates: 51°35′42″N 1°48′54″W / 51.595°N 1.815°W / 51.595; -1.815

The civil parish of Haydon Wick is a northern suburb of the town of Swindon, Wiltshire, in England. It has a population in excess of 20,000.[1]

The parish includes the former hamlet of Haydon and the suburb of Greenmeadow.

Government[edit]

The first tier of local government is Haydon Wick Parish Council and the parish is split into three Parish Council electoral wards: Haydon End (8 councillors), Haydon Wick (9 councillors) and Ray Ward (1 councillor). The Council is concerned with the overall economic, cultural and physical well-being of the residents of Greenmeadow, Haydon Wick village, Haydonleigh, Abbey Meads, Haydon End, Taw Hill, Oakhurst, Woodhall Park and West Moredon.

The parish lies within the Borough of Swindon where it is represented by six Borough Councillors for the wards of Haydon Wick and Priory Vale.

History[edit]

Prior to 1928 Haydon Wick was part of the parish of Rodbourne Cheney.

Gas was installed in 1930, electricity arrived in 1939 and sewers came after 1928.

Originally a small village, during the latter part of the twentieth century and continuing today, housebuilding has extended the number of properties within the parish considerably. Parts of the parish fall within the Priory Vale northern development. The North Swindon District Centre (or Orbital Shopping Park), which includes a large Asda supermarket, is within the parish.

Transport[edit]

Further information: Transport in Swindon

The Swindon and Cricklade Railway has rebuilt Blunsdon railway station and Hayes Knoll railway station, although these are located just outside the parish boundary, and within the parish Taw Valley Halt has been opened since 2014. The railway society is currently building a new station at Moulden Hill which lies within the parish and country park.

Thamesdown Transport provides the regular local bus service from Haydon Wick into Swindon town.

Amenities[edit]

The River Ray flows through the parish; it offers pleasant walks and is home to many species of fish and wildlife.

Known locally as Clifford Meadow, Haydon Meadow is a Site of Special Scientific Interest within the Parish where Anacamptis morio, a rare protected species of Orchid family Orchidaceae may be seen. This flower was adopted as the logo for the Priory Vale development, elements of which lie within the parish.

Mouldon Hill Country Park lies within the parish; the park has a number of paths and walkway together with a delightful hidden lake, and within it a new steam railway station is being created by the Swindon and Cricklade Railway.

Churches[edit]

Churches within the parish include Christ The Servant,[2] St John the Evangelist[3] and Emmanual URC.[4]

Schools[edit]

Primary schools within the parish are Catherine Wayte,[5] Greenmeadow,[6] Haydonleigh,[7] Haydon Wick,[8] Orchid Vale Primary,[9] and St. Francis.[10] There is one secondary school, Nova Hreod Academy.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Wiltshire Community History - Census". Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 17 August 2015. 
  2. ^ HB (3 August 2011). "Christ the Servant Church : Abbey Meads : Swindon". Christtheservant.org.uk. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "St John the Evangelist". Stjohnshaydonwick.org.uk. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Emmanual URC". Emmanuelchurchuk.co.uk. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Catherine Wayte Primary School". Catherinewayte.swindon.sch.uk. 15 September 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Greenmeadow Primary School". Greenmeadow-pri.swindon.sch.uk. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Haydonleigh Primary School". Haydonleighschool.co.uk. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "Haydon Wick Primary School". Haydonwick.swindon.sch.uk. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "Orchid Vale Primary School". Swindon.schooljotter.com. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  10. ^ "St Francis CofE VA Primary School". Stfrancis.swindon.sch.uk. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  11. ^ "Nova Hreod College". Hreod.co.uk. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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