Place:Wroughton, Wiltshire, England

Alt namesWroughtonsource: from redirect
North Wroughtonsource: settlement in parish
Elcombesource: hamlet in parish
Overtownsource: hamlet in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.517°N 1.783°W
Located inWiltshire, England
See alsoElstub and Everleigh Hundred, Wiltshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Highworth Rural, Wiltshire, Englandrural district, 1894 - 1974
Thamesdown District, Wiltshire, England1974-1997
Swindon District, Wiltshire, Englandunitary authority since 1997
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Wroughton is a large village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England. It is part of the Borough of Swindon and lies along the A4361 road between Swindon and Avebury. The village is about 2.2 miles (3.5 km) south of Swindon town centre on the edge of the Marlborough Downs. The town of Marlborough is about 11 miles (18 km) to the south. In the 2011 UK census Wroughton had a population of 8,033.

The parish includes North Wroughton, formerly a small settlement on the road towards Swindon but now part of the built-up area; and the hamlets of Elcombe and Overtown.

Until the 19th century it was just a country village. Wroughton is close to The Ridgeway, a national path which is connected to the ancient Uffington White Horse, but is also a walking path that stretches all the way to the east side of Buckinghamshire. In the 20th century the village grew but not to the same extent as its larger neighbour Swindon.

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