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Around Old Town area of Swindon, Wiltshire



As the name suggests Old Town was the original area of Swindon, before the railways came and Swindon New Town was started.  In more recent times the term has come to mean the area 'up the hill' from the newer area of town and the following selection of pictures reflect that change in definition.

Our photographs are a snapshot in time to record a building's history.  Businesses shown may no longer be trading there.
Around Old Town
 - photo: 00382
High Street
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Photo No: 00382     Size: 485k
Photo Date: August 2005
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Charlotte Mews
Photo No: 00233     Size: 1098k
Photo Date: June 2005
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Art Gallery from Victoria Hill
Photo No: 00381     Size: 448k
Photo Date: August 2005
 - photo: 00378
Wood Street
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Photo No: 00378     Size: 730k
Photo Date: May 2004
 - photo: 00385
Corn Exchange
High Street
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Town Hall    [Source: Text]
Market Hall    [Source: Text on page]
Brown & Plummer    [Source]
Corn Exchange    [Source: Text]
Locarno Ballroom    [Source: Text]
Rink Cinema    [Source]
Angel Bingo & Social Club    [Source]
Photo No: 00385     Size: 1065k
Photo Date: August 2005
 - photo: 00397
Albert Street
Photo No: 00397     Size: 459k
Photo Date: August 2005
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The avenue in/out of the Lawns
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Photo No: 00293     Size: 516k
Photo Date: December 1999
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One of the two lakes in the Lawns
Photo No: 00304     Size: 673k
Photo Date: December 1999
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The ruins of Holy Rood Church
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Photo No: 00314     Size: 381k
Photo Date: December 1999
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Church Road from Union Row
Christ Church all wrapped in scaffolding during renovations
Photo No: 00421     Size: 390k
Photo Date: August 2005
 - photo: 00029
Museum
Bath Road
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Photo No: 00029     Size: 581k
Photo Date: November 2004
 - photo: 00432
Photo No: 00432     Size: 573k
Photo Date: June 2007
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Bath Road Methodist Church
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Photo No: 00636     Size: 480k
Photo Date: September 2000
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Belle-Vue Road
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Photo No: 00417     Size: 391k
Photo Date: August 2005
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2-4 Wood Street
Bank House
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Wilts & Dorset Banking Company
[Source: Text]
Barclays Bank Ltd    [Source]
Photo No: 00400     Size: 522k
Photo Date: August 2005
 - photo: 01309
1 Wood Street
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Midland Bank    [Source]
One Wood Street
[Source: Text on page]
Photo No: 01309     Size: 1350k
Photo Date: May 2012
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Post office in Victoria Road
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Post Office    [Source: This photo]
Photo No: 00391     Size: 786k
Photo Date: August 2005
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The Arts Centre in Devizes Road
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Photo No: 00387     Size: 597k
Photo Date: May 2004
 - photo: 00383
Evening Advertiser Offices
100 Victoria Road
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Swindon Advertiser Offices    [Source: Photo 05082]
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Photo No: 00383     Size: 465k
Photo Date: August 2005
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Wood Street
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Photo No: 00378     Size: 730k
Photo Date: May 2004
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Town Gardens
Entrance from Westlecott Road
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Photo No: 00805     Size: 923k
Photo Date: July 2007
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Cricklade Street
Photo No: 00950     Size: 1218k
Photo Date: May 2012
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Detail of building in Cricklade Street
Photo No: 00972     Size: 909k
Photo Date: May 2012
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16 High Street
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Francis George Solictor    [Source: Text on page]
Photo No: 00944     Size: 962k
Photo Date: May 2012
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View along High Street looking towards Cricklade Street
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Photo No: 00947     Size: 1165k
Photo Date: May 2012
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No. 4 High Street
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E.Smith    [Source]
Charles Lucas Marshall    [Source: Photo 00949]
Photo No: 00948     Size: 1060k
Photo Date: May 2012
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Britannia Place Car Park
Photo No: 01221     Size: 1350k
Photo Date: May 2012
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Junction of Newport Street and Croft Road
Photo No: 01197     Size: 1096k
Photo Date: May 2012
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Photo No: 01222     Size: 778k
Photo Date: May 2012
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The Goddard Arms Hotel
1 High Street
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The Crown    [Source]
Photo No: 00473     Size: 525k
Photo Date: August 2005
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The Kings Arms Hotel
20 Wood Street
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Photo No: 00077     Size: 725k
Photo Date: May 2004
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The Bell Hotel
24 High Street
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The Lapwinge (late 1600s)    [Source]
Photo No: 00463     Size: 507k
Photo Date: August 2005
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The Roaring Donkey
6 Albert Street
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The Heart in Hand (1845)    [Source]
The Rising Sun (1962)    [Source]
Photo No: 00460     Size: 832k
Photo Date: January 2004
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Longs Bar
86-87 Victoria Road
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Belle-Vue Pub    [Source]
Longs Bar    [Source: Photo 00423]
Photo No: 00422     Size: 436k
Photo Date: August 2005
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The Victoria
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Photo No: 00482     Size: 334k
Photo Date: January 2004
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The Prince Of Wales
8/9 Union Street
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Photo No: 00485     Size: 507k
Photo Date: August 2005
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1-4 Devizes Road
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New Swindon Industrial Co-operative Society    [Source]
Mr Ashcrofts Pine Shop    [Source: Photo 01286]
Francis George Solicitor Advocate    [Source: Photo 01290]
Cakes & Ale    [Source: Photo 02847]
The Core    [Source: This photo]
Los Gatos    [Source: Photo 06379]
Nurture Marketing    [Source: Photo 06381]
Photo No: 01286     Size: 935k
Photo Date: July 2008
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The Pig on the Hill
8 Devizes Road
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The Britania (in 1847)    [Source]
The Fountain (from 1870)    [Source]
The Hobgoblin    [Source]
The Piper's Arms    [Source: Photo 00052]
The Pig on the Hill    [Source: Photo 00864]
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Photo No: 00052     Size: 493k
Photo Date: May 2004
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The Plough
24 Devizes Road
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The Quarryman's Arms (in 1844)    [Source]
The Plough (1867)    [Source: This photo]
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Photo No: 00053     Size: 336k
Photo Date: May 2004
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The Royal Oak Inn
Devizes Road
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The Royal Oak Inn    [Source: This photo]
Photo No: 00055     Size: 355k
Photo Date: May 2004
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The Wheatsheaf
32 Newport Street
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Photo No: 00057     Size: 224k
Photo Date: May 2004
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The Castle Inn
28 Prospect Place
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Photo No: 00060     Size: 415k
Photo Date: August 2005
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The Steam Railway Co.
Newport Street
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The White Hart (1739)    [Source]
The Bull (c1782)    [Source]
The Railway Hotel (rebuilt in 1876)    [Source]
Old Town Tavern (1976)    [Source]
Steam Railway (1992)    [Source: Photo 00879]
Photo No: 00879     Size: 1076k
Photo Date: May 2012
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Villet's House
42 Cricklade Street
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Photo No: 01223     Size: 1065k
Photo Date: May 2012
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Between the Bank and the Locarno
Photo No: 01296     Size: 1110k
Photo Date: May 2012
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2 Hoopers Place
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Belmont Brewery    [Source: Text]
Mission Nightclub    [Source]
Studio Nightclub    [Source: Photo 01303]
Photo No: 01297     Size: 1196k
Photo Date: May 2012
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Gilberts Store
1 Newport Street
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Gilberts    [Source: Photo 01316]
Photo No: 01316     Size: 969k
Photo Date: May 2012
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Prospect Place
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Photo Date: June 2012
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The Baguette Bar
44 Prospect Place
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Photo Date: June 2012
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The Willows Counselling Service
11 Prospect Place
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Olive House    [Source ]
Photo No: 01936     Size: 1239k
Photo Date: June 2012
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HQ of the Judith Hockaday School of Dance and Drama
13 Prospect Place
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Photo No: 01938     Size: 1070k
Photo Date: June 2012
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Kingsmead Care Home.
65 Prospect Place
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Wiltshire Royal Artillery (TA) HQ    [Source: Photo 01943]
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Photo No: 01939     Size: 897k
Photo Date: June 2012
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Prospect Hill
Photo No: 01953     Size: 1014k
Photo Date: June 2012
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The Assembly of God church in
King William Street
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Photo Date: June 2012
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34 Wood Street
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Edward King    [Source]
Swindon Motor Co.    [Source]
Homemaker Centre    [Source]
Woodworks Furniture    [Source]
Willoby's Furniture Co.    [Source: Photo 03119]
Photo No: 03119     Size: 1087k
Photo Date: September 2013
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Heritage House in Eastcott Road
Photo No: 03432     Size: 1402k
Photo Date: September 2013
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A house in Bath Road
Photo No: 03433     Size: 1435k
Photo Date: September 2013
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Kingshill House, Kent Road.
From 1931 was the Swindon Maternity Home.
Later Seymour Clinic (mental health unit) then NHS mental health services until 2011.
Photo No: 03444     Size: 493k
Photo Date: May 2008
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Trees in Bath Road with their Christmas 2014 decorations
Photo No: 00650     Size: 1149k
Photo Date: December 2014
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Photo No: 00651     Size: 1296k
Photo Date: December 2014
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'The Old Wiltshire Horn'
by Jon Buck, 1989.
Marking the site entrance to the old Cattle Market.
Taken from Marlborough Road
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Photo No: 05698     Size: 1568k
Photo Date: April 2015

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