Place:Purton, Wiltshire, England

Alt namesPurton Stokesource: village in parish
Benthamsource: hamlet in parish
Hayes Knollsource: hamlet in parish
Pavenhillsource: hamlet in parish
Purton Commonsource: hamlet in parish
Restropsource: hamlet in parish
Widhamsource: hamlet in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.588°N 1.867°W
Located inWiltshire, England
See alsoHighworth Cricklade and Staple Hundred, Wiltshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Cricklade and Wootton Bassett Rural, Wiltshire, Englandrural district, 1894 - 1974
North Wiltshire District, Wiltshire, England1974-2009
Wiltshire District, Wiltshire, England2009--
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Purton is a large village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England, about 4 miles (6 km) northwest of the centre of Swindon. The parish includes the village of Purton Stoke and the hamlets of Bentham, Hayes Knoll, Purton Common, Restrop, Pavenhill and Widham. The River Key, a tributary of the Thames, crosses the parish near Purton Stoke.

The village is a linear settlement along the old road between the historic market towns of Cricklade 4 miles (6.4 km) to the north and Royal Wootton Bassett 3 miles (4.8 km) to the south. Purton is on a minor road 1 mile (1.6 km) from the B4553 road and 3 miles (4.8 km) from junction 16 of the M4 motorway. The village is on the brow of a hill, with views across to Cricklade and the Thames floodplain. Nearby, Braydon Forest stretches out to Minety in the west.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Purton. The sections titled "Local Families" and "Local Studies" may be of special interest.

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