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Pewsham is located in Wiltshire
Pewsham shown within Wiltshire
OS grid reference ST943718
• London 93 miles (150 km)
Civil parish
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district SN15
Dialling code 01249
Police Wiltshire
Fire Dorset and Wiltshire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°26′54″N 2°05′32″W / 51.448444°N 2.092123°W / 51.448444; -2.092123Coordinates: 51°26′54″N 2°05′32″W / 51.448444°N 2.092123°W / 51.448444; -2.092123

Pewsham is a small village of approximately 150 residents on the A4 national route between Chippenham and Calne in Wiltshire, southwestern England.

Although it is signposted as Pewsham on the main road at both ends of the village, it does not appear on Ordnance Survey maps. The village is occasionally referred to as Old Derry Hill. There is a small business centre (Forest Gate), a Fiat-Subaru car dealership and a village pub, The Lysley Arms. Amongst the residential buildings is the village's converted chapel.

The Wilts & Berks Canal passed close to the village, with Pewsham Locks to the south. The closest neighbouring villages are Derry Hill and Studley.

Pewsham was one of several areas that in 1842 formed the Derry Hill ecclesiastical parish. [1]

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, when large housing developments spread across several towns, Pewsham was the name given to Chippenham's new residential district in the southeast of the town. The diverted A4 which formed the district's perimeter road was named Pewsham Way.


  1. ^ Edward Robert Kelly (1875). Wiltshire. Ed. by E.R. Kelly. (County topogr.). Kelly and Co. p. 124-125.

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