Holy Cross Chiseldon

Holy Cross Church - Chiseldon

Holy Cross Church, Chiseldon from the north

Chiseldon is a village in the borough of Swindon, Wiltshire, United Kingdom. Pop. c. 3000.

The village lies on the edge of the Marlborough Downs, a mile south of junction 15 of the M4 motorway, on the A346 between Swindon and Marlborough.

The hamlets of Draycot Foliat, Hodson and Badbury are nearby, and the village of Wroughton is around two miles to the west.

Chiseldon Primary School is located in the village and has some 300 Pupils, most of them from the village itself. The Holy Cross Church is also located in Chiseldon. The Church, built in the thirteenth century is currently run by the Reverend Roger Powell as are the Churches in Ogbourne St. George and Ogbourne St. Andrew. The village also has a surgery, as well as two Hotels, an ESSO Petrol Station, and various other businesses. The engineering consultancy firm Halcrow Group Ltd operates from Burderop Park, located in the parish.

Churchwardens:

  • Colin Wilkins: 01793 790 756
  • Nick Swannell 01793 740105

Ogbourne St Andrew

Ogbourne St Andrew

Ogbourne St. Andrew is a small village in the Kennet district of Wiltshire. It is near the village of Ogbourne St George and the hamlets of Ogbourne Maizey and Rockley.

The village is lacking in local businesses and facilities due to the fact that it changed from a farming-based community into a commuter-based one.

This led to a decline in the need for local businesses and the village lost its shop and post-office due to lack of demand.

Local primary level children usually attend Primary School in Ogbourne St George or Marlborough.

The village has a small church that is run by the Reverend Roger Powell who is also the vicar of Ogbourne St George and Holy Cross Chiseldon. The church has a ring of five bells with a fifteen hundred-weight tenor tuned to the key of F. In the churchyard there is a Round barrow excavated both in 1880 by Maud Cunnington and in 1999.

Churchwardens:

  • Marion Gordon Finlayson 01672 512125

Ogbourne St George

Ogbourne St George

Ogbourne Saint George is a village in the Kennet district of Wiltshire. It has its own website ogbournestgeorge.org.uk where full details of its history and day to life and events can be found.

About 300 people live in the village. There is a local school which is fed by the villages of Ogbourne St. George, Ogbourne St. Andrew,

Ogbourne Maizey and Rockley. In the village, there is a hotel and an inn. There is an Anglican church in the village, which is run by the Reverend Roger Powell, as are the churches in nearby Chiseldon and Ogbourne St. Andrew. The church has a ring of five bells rung most Thursdays and Sundays, with an 18 hundred weight tenor tuned to E-flat.

Churchwardens:

  • Lesley Ayres 01672 84121
  • Nicky Irwin 01793 741216