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Wroughton, Wiltshire

The village of Wroughton is just to the south of Swindon, the M4 motorway just about keeping the ever-growing Swindon at bay.  The village has changed enormously and has had many new houses built, but stills remains, essentially, a village.  According to John Jackson, previously it has been known as Worston or Werston, and in the Sarum Registers as Elingdon Wroughton; but the most ancient name appears to be Ellan-dun - 'Hill of Ella'.

In the 1660s John Aubrey wrote:  "The land of this parish is admirable pasture, and the tract hereabout is the garden of Wilts."  Quite ironic as the piece of land that separates Wroughton from Swindon was known locally as the 'Front Garden' and was the cause for dispute for years as developers wanted to build housing on it, destroying the beautiful landscape forever.  Of course the developers won (profit always does) and the land has been turned into yet another housing estate.

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Methodist Church
High Street
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Photo Date: March 2000
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Looking down the hill from the parish church to village
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Photo Date: September 2004
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The Fox & Hounds
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Photo Date: September 2004
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War Memorial
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Photo Date: August 2005
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Parish Church
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Photo Date: August 2005
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Legge House
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Photo Date: September 2011
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Photo Date: September 2011

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