When was rodbourne built?

When was rodbourne built?

The church was formed in 1882 with 7 members. As the need for a permanent site became obvious a field was purchased for £30. The first chapel for the “Primitive Methodists”, later known as the ‘Schoolroom’, was built at a cost of £321 and dedicated in 1884.

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).

Is Swindon in the Midlands?

Swindon is a village and civil parish located in the West Midlands. The nearest major town is Dudley, approximately five miles eastwards. It stands halfway between the small town of Kingswinford and village of Wombourne.

Why is Swindon not a city?

Swindon will not be bidding to become a city this year because polled residents are “overwhelmingly against the idea”. Swindon Borough Council has confirmed it will not be entering a competition to gain city status to celebrate the Queen’s 70th Jubilee next year.

Is Swindon a dodgy?

Swindon is the most dangerous city in Wiltshire, and is the 32nd most dangerous overall out of Wiltshire’s 272 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Swindon in 2021 was 66 crimes per 1,000 people.

Is Swindon a deprived area?

Swindon is ranked as the 108th most deprived area out of 152 Upper Tier Local Authorities (UTLAs), i.e. there are 107 more deprived UTLAs and 44 less deprived. This places Swindon in the second least deprived quintile in England. indicators.

Where is Rodbourne in Wiltshire?

For the village near Malmesbury, see Rodbourne, St Paul Malmesbury Without. Rodbourne is a suburb of Swindon in Wiltshire, England, north of the town centre and about 0.9 miles (1.4 km) northwest of Swindon railway station.

Where is Rodbourne Cheney in Swindon?

Land to the north of the Wilts and Berks Canal and the Swindon-Cheltenham railway was part of Rodbourne Cheney civil parish until 1928 when the parish was dissolved and the area transferred to Swindon municipal borough. This area forms part of Rodbourne Cheney electoral ward.

How is the Rodbourne community history group funded?

Read more about the Swindon Heritage Action Zone here. The Rodbourne Community History Group is funded through an annual membership fee, which helps cover running costs, plus occasional grants, donations and money raised through our Events.

What is the history of Even Swindon?

The manor of Even Swindon was first mentioned in documents written in the early 13th century, but over the years the area has taken on the name of the main road that passes through it; Rodbourne Road. Before the GWR works arrived Rodbourne Road passed through farm land.