Lydiard Millicent

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Lydiard Millicent
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Lydiard Millicent is located in Wiltshire
Lydiard Millicent
Lydiard Millicent
Lydiard Millicent shown within Wiltshire
Population 1,570 (in 2011)[1]
OS grid reference SU097859
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Swindon
Postcode district SN5
Dialling code 01793
Police Wiltshire
Fire Dorset and Wiltshire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
Website Lydiard Millicent
List of places
51°34′19″N 1°51′43″W / 51.572°N 1.862°W / 51.572; -1.862Coordinates: 51°34′19″N 1°51′43″W / 51.572°N 1.862°W / 51.572; -1.862

Lydiard Millicent is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England, about 3.5 miles (5.6 km) west of the centre of Swindon. The parish contains the hamlets of Common Platt, Lydiard Green, Greatfield and Green Hill.

The hamlets of Nine Elms and Washpool were also in the parish but were transferred to Swindon in the twentieth century, along with part of Common Platt.[2]

The village has a primary school[3] and a parish hall and recreation field.[4] The Woodbridge Brook rises near the village.


The first part of the name of the village may be derived from the Old English for ‘gate by the ford’, while Millicent comes from Millicent de Clinton, who owned the manor in the 12th century and was the wife of William de Clinton.[5][2]

Lydiard Manor is mentioned in the Domesday survey of 1086, owned by Geoffrey de Clinton.[6]

The Anglican Church of All Saints dates from the 14th century and is Grade II* listed.[7][8] The parish registers kept in the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre cover the years 1579-1968 (baptisms), 1580-1992 (marriages), and 1580-1988 (burials).[9]


  1. ^ "Wiltshire Community History - Census". Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Lydiard Millicent". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Lydiard Millicent Primary School, Swindon". Retrieved 2010-01-02. 
  4. ^ "Village Facilities and Services". Lydiard Millicent Parish Council. Retrieved 2010-01-02. 
  5. ^ Richard Tomkins, Wiltshire place names (1983), p. 69
  6. ^ Lydiard Millicent in the Domesday Book. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  7. ^ Historic England. "Church of All Saints, Lydiard Millicent (1356045)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
  8. ^ "Church of All Saints, Lydiard Millicent". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
  9. ^ "Lydiard Millicent". GENUKI. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 

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  • Bainbridge, V.R. (21 July 2011). A History of the County of Wiltshire: XVIII: Cricklade and Environs. Victoria County History. ISBN 978-1904356189. 
  • David Percy Harrison, The story of the church and parish of Lydiard Millicent (1936)
  • Manor of Lydiard Millicent: court rolls, 1430-1567 (MS), in archives of Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre