Sandy Lane, Wiltshire

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Coordinates: 51°24′43″N 2°03′07″W / 51.412°N 2.052°W / 51.412; -2.052

Thatched Church in the village of Sandy Lane

Sandy Lane is a hamlet situated between the towns of Chippenham and Devizes in Wiltshire, England, and between the villages of Bromham and Derry Hill on the A342 road.[1]

It is 3 km south of the old Roman Road running from Bath to London, now the A4 road. A Roman villa site[2] and a settlement called Verlucio[3] are nearby.

The hamlet is largely in the civil parish of Calne Without; the boundary of the parish of Bromham runs immediately to the west. Wiltshire Council is the unitary authority which is responsible for all significant local government functions.

The hamlet is well known in central Wiltshire for its array of well-preserved thatched cottages. The church of St Nicholas is also thatched.[4]

There is a public house, the George Inn.

References[edit]

  1. ^ OS Explorer Map 156, Chippenham and Bradford-on-Avon Scale: 1:25 000.Publisher: Ordnance Survey A2 edition (2007). ISBN 978-0319239438
  2. ^ "Monument no. 212025". PastScape. English Heritage. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Verlucio". PastScape. English Heritage. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Wiltshire Community History - Church of Saint Nicholas, Sandy Lane". Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 10 February 2015.