What was Swindon originally called?

Early Swindon Swindon began as a Saxon village. The name Swindon is derived from the Saxon words swine dun meaning pig hill or the hill where pigs were bred. Swindon is mentioned in the Domesday Book (1086).

Why does Swindon exist?

It is probable that Swindon began life as a settlement linked to a military encampment in the early days of the Roman occupation. The place that is now Swindon was on the junction of two Roman roads, one leading south from Cirencester towards Marlborough and the other south eastwards to Silchester (see Ermin Way).

When was Old town Swindon built?

Old Town Hall, Swindon

The Old Town Hall
Location Swindon
Coordinates 51.5512°N 1.7731°W
Built 1854
Architect Sampson Sage and E Robertson

What is the oldest pub in Swindon?

The Plough Inn, Swindon.

Was Swindon in Wessex and Mercia?

The Battle of Ellendun or Battle of Wroughton was fought between Ecgberht of Wessex and Beornwulf of Mercia in September 825….

Battle of Ellendun
Part of Mercian Supremacy
Date 825 Location near Swindon, Wiltshire Result West Saxon victory End of Mercian hegemony over southern England
Mercia Wessex

Is Swindon nice to live in?

The city of Swindon in Wiltshire is an NUTS 3 region that has dropped in the rankings since 2013, going from 19th to 27th. While this still makes it one of the top 30 best places to live in the UK, it has been surpassed by other regions in the past two years, dropping those eight places.

Is it nice to live in Swindon?

How many pubs are there in Swindon?

Over 100 pubs to choose from! Just look at the choice: Swindon pubs for enjoying good food in; pubs in the country; pubs with live music; pubs best for staying overnight in; pubs by the river; pubs for watching the Prem in; pubs with real fires; and pubs for enjoying a great pint in.

Is Swindon in the Domesday Book?

Swindon was a settlement in Domesday Book, in the hundred of Blagrove and the county of Wiltshire. It had a recorded population of 27 households in 1086, putting it in the largest 40% of settlements recorded in Domesday, and is listed under 5 owners in Domesday Book.