Village History

Village History

Swindon Village Community Hall is lucky enough to sit within a conservation area, encompassing the park, Swindon Manor, Swindon Hall, and other important local buildings.

Swindon Village has a long history dating back to the 10th century when it appeared in the Domesday Survey of 1086. The Church of St Lawrence contains a Norman tower, dating back to around 1100AD.

The area has retained its unique character and appearance through the dominance of historically and architecturally important buildings, dating from the 17th and 19th centuries.

Our Crest
For the Swindon Village Hall crest, we have incorporated plenty of local history. In front of the historic church, we see;

  • a pig (or swine): The name Swindon derives from ‘swine’ and ‘dun’ meaning ‘pig hill’
  • a goose: Representing Quat Goose Lane, on which sit many old, buildings associated with Swindon Hall.
  • a barking dog: Representing Dog Bark Lane
    On 3rd May 1471 King Edward IV and his Yorkist army passed through the village, along Dog Bark Lane, on his way to the Battle of Tewkesbury which took place the next day.
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