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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
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High Street
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Photo Date: August 2005
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Charlotte Mews
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Photo Date: June 2005
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Art Gallery from Victoria Road
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Photo Date: August 2005
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Wood Street
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Photo Date: May 2004
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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]
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Photo Date: August 2005
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Albert Street
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Photo Date: August 2005
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The avenue in/out of the Lawns
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Photo Date: December 1999
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One of the two lakes in the Lawns
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Photo Date: December 1999
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The ruins of Holy Rood Church
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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
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Museum
Bath Road
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Photo No: 00029     Size: 580k
Photo Date: November 2004
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Photo No: 00432     Size: 572k
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 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]
Cole & Leach Accountants    [Source: Photograph 08310]
Wilsons Hair Studio    [Source: Photograph 08301]
Photo No: 00400     Size: 521k
Photo Date: August 2005
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1 Wood Street
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A. Rimes Butchers    [Source]
Midland Bank    [Source]
One Wood Street, Advanced Dental Care    [Source: Photograph 08093]
Provident Personal Credit    [Source: Photograph 08093]
Old Town Laser Clinic    [Source: Photograph 08093]
Swindon Carers Centre    [Source: Photograph 08091]
Photo No: 01309     Size: 1341k
Photo Date: May 2012
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Post office in Victoria Road
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Post Office    [Source: This photo]
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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
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Evening Advertiser Offices
99-100 Victoria Road
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Swindon Advertiser Offices    [Source: Photograph 05082]
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Photo No: 00383     Size: 464k
Photo Date: August 2005
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Wood Street
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Photo Date: May 2004
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Town Gardens
Entrance from Westlecott Road
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Photo Date: July 2007
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Cricklade Street
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Photo Date: May 2012
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Detail of building in Cricklade Street
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Photo Date: May 2012
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16 High Street
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Francis George Solictor    [Source: Text on page]
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Photo Date: May 2012
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View along High Street looking towards Cricklade Street
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Photo Date: May 2012
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No. 4 High Street
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E.Smith    [Source]
Charles Lucas Marshall    [Source: Photograph 00949]
Photo No: 00948     Size: 1055k
Photo Date: May 2012
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Britannia Place Car Park
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Photo Date: May 2012
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Junction of Newport Street and Devizes Road
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Photo Date: May 2012
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Photo Date: May 2012
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The Goddard Arms Hotel
1 High Street
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The Crown    [Source]
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Photo Date: August 2005
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The Kings Arms Hotel
20 Wood Street
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The Kings Arms    [Source: Text on page]
The Kings Arms Inn    [Source]
King's Arms Agricultural and Commerial Inn    [Source]
Kings Arms Hotel    [Source: Photograph 00075]
The Kings    [Source: Photograph 08248]
20 at the kings    [Source: Photograph 08233]
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Photo Date: May 2004
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The Bell Hotel
24 High Street
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The Lapwinge (late 1600s)    [Source]
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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: Photograph 08533]
Photo No: 00460     Size: 831k
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: Photograph 00423]
Photo No: 00422     Size: 435k
Photo Date: August 2005
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The Victoria
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Photo Date: January 2004
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The Prince Of Wales
8/9 Union Street
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Photo Date: August 2005
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1-4 Devizes Road (2008)
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New Swindon Industrial Co-operative Society    [Source]
Mr Ashcroft's Pine Shop    [Source: Photograph 01286]
Francis George Solicitor Advocate    [Source: Photograph 01290]
Cakes & Ale    [Source: Photograph 02847]
Los Gatos    [Source: Photograph 06381]
Nurture Marketing    [Source: Photograph 06381]
The Eternal Optimist Bar    [Source: Photograph 06676]
The Core    [Source: This photo]
The Yoga Shak    [Source: Entry on Companies House website]
Desk Cowork    [Source: Photograph 06682]
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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]
Cartoons    [Source: Text on page]
The Rock Garden    [Source: Text on page]
The Hobgoblin    [Source: Text on page]
The Pipers Arms    [Source: Photograph 00052]
The Pig on the Hill    [Source: Photograph 00864]
The Hop Inn    [Source: This photo]
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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 Inn    [Source: This photo]
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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]
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Photo Date: May 2004
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The Wheatsheaf
32 Newport Street
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Photo Date: May 2004
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The Castle Inn
28 Prospect Place
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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: Photograph 00879]
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Photo Date: May 2012
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Villet's House
42 Cricklade Street
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Photo Date: May 2012
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Between the Bank and the Locarno
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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: Photograph 01303]
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Photo Date: May 2012
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Gilberts Store
1 Newport Street
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Gilberts    [Source: Photograph 01316]
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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 ]
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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 Date: June 2012
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Kingsmead Care Home.
65 Prospect Place
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Wiltshire Royal Artillery (TA) HQ    [Source: Photograph 01943]
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Photo No: 01939     Size: 896k
Photo Date: June 2012
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Prospect Hill
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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]
Cash & Co    [Source]
Swindon Motor Co.    [Source]
Homemaker Centre    [Source: This photo]
Woodworks Furniture    [Source: Photograph 01285]
Willoby's Furniture Co.    [Source: This photo]
Photo No: 03119     Size: 1085k
Photo Date: September 2013
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Heritage House in Eastcott Road
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Photo Date: September 2013
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A house in Bath Road
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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.
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Photo No: 03444     Size: 493k
Photo Date: May 2008
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Trees in Bath Road with their Christmas 2014 decorations
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Photo Date: December 2014
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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 Date: April 2015

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