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Purton, West Berkshire

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Purton, West Berkshire

Purton is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England, 4 miles northwest of the centre of Swindon. The civil parish includes the village of Purton Stoke and the hamlets of Bentham, Hayes Knoll, Restrop and Widham. The village is a linear settlement along the old road between the historic market towns of Cricklade 4 miles to the north and Royal Wootton Bassett 3 miles to the south. Purton is on a minor road 1 mile from the B4553 and 3 miles from junction 16 of the M4 motorway.
Post townSwindon
Administrative CountyWest Berkshire
Traditional CountyBerkshire
OS GridSU4877
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityThames Valley
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWiltshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWiltshire
Ambulance AuthorityGreat Western
Dialling code01793
Population3,935 (2001 census)

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