SU1184 : Whitehill Farm, Beaumaris Road, Swindon

taken 7 years ago, 3 km from Lydiard Millicent, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Whitehill Farm, Beaumaris Road, Swindon
Whitehill Farm, Beaumaris Road, Swindon
In the 17th century, Whitehill Farm was a 65-acre dairy farm. Then, together with Mannington and Toothill Farms, it was bought by Thomas Sutton, and formed part of the Charterhouse estate in Lydiard Tregoze. The rents from the tenant farmers went to fund Charterhouse School, which started as a charitable venture for the education of poor boys. In 1919, the three farms were sold to Wiltshire County Council and broken up into smallholdings for the use of ex-servicemen returning from WWI. In the 1970s, they were engulfed by modern housing after westward expansion of Swindon was approved. Whitehill Farmhouse is now a Swindon Borough Council property.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 12 February, 2012   (more nearby)
Sunday, 12 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1172 8416 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:33.3723N 1:49.9408W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1174 8417
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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