Wanborough, Wiltshire

Wanborough, Wiltshire

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Wanborough is a village and civil parish in the borough of Swindon, Wiltshire. The village is about southeast of Swindon town centre. The parish includes the hamlet of Foxhill, southeast of the village.

History

There was a Roman settlement, Durocornovium, slightly northwest of the current village, at a road junction mentioned in the Antonine Itinerary. Being the last vicus on Ermin Street before the scarp slope of the Marlborough Downs, Durocornovium was a site where horses were watered before the steep climb off the Oxfordshire plain.

Wanborough was recorded in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles as W├┤dnes-beorg which later became Wodnesborough before becoming Wanborough.

Wanborough is just off the Ridgeway National Trail. Development in a strip along the road frontages characterised the village, which reached maximum...
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