Place:Castle Eaton, Wiltshire, England

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NameCastle Eaton
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.661°N 1.791°W
Located inWiltshire, England
See alsoHighworth Cricklade and Staple Hundred, Wiltshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Highworth Rural, Wiltshire, Englandrural district, 1894 - 1974
Thamesdown District, Wiltshire, Englanddistrict municipality 1974-2009
Swindon District, Wiltshire, Englandunitary authority since 2009
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Castle Eaton is a village and civil parish in England, on the River Thames about 4 miles (6.4 km) northwest of Highworth. It was historically in Wiltshire, England but since 1997 has been part of Swindon unitary authority. The Thames at Castle Eaton forms both the northern boundary of the parish and the county boundary with Gloucestershire.

The village is characterised by its older buildings most of which are in The Street, the original main thoroughfare. Built of local stone, these buildings give Castle Eaton the look and feel of a traditional Cotswold village. Many of the buildings date from about 1650 to 1850, and Swindon Council has made this part of the village a "conservation area" to protect its historical and architectural importance.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Castle Eaton.

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