If you are moving house, looking to start a new life in Purton or retiring to Purton, we can help you.
Did you know Purton’s past name is a popular antihistamine? The Saxons called the village ‘Piriton’, ‘Periton’, ‘Puriton’, or ‘Pirton’, all of them various ways of spelling the ‘Peartree Village’.
After all, this type of countryside idyll is not to be sneezed at.
Anyone wishing to live in a peaceful, yet well populated village community within an easy commute of London would do well to look at Purton in Wiltshire.
The village is just an hour away from the Big Smoke by train, yet worlds away in terms of tranquillity.
The population has more than doubled over the last century and swelled again with a 700-home development at Ridgeway Farm.
But enough facilities are dotted around the area to sustain the growing community, including several shops, a sub-post office, a library, two public houses and two restaurants, a GP’s practice, a dentist and a veterinary surgery.
Purton sits on the brow of a hill with views across to Cricklade and the Thames floodplain.
The village was first mentioned in writing in Saxon times, but Ringsbury Camp, at the south-western end of the village, was a fortified Iron Age camp long before the time of Christ. Later, the Romans were in Purton and their relics have been discovered in many parts of the village. There was at least one Roman villa within the village and a Romano-British cemetery was discovered in 1987 during redevelopments at Northview hospital.
The village features a mixture of houses of all ages and styles, from 12th century cottages to 16th and 17th century and red brick Victorian houses to modern housing estates and developments built from the 1940s to date. Notable older examples include College Farm House, once the home of Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon, The Court, The Close and Sissells. Prices in comparison with other village homes in the south of England aren’t too bad, either.
The village offers something for all. A cricket and football club, a museum run by volunteers and four nature reserves in the parish – Brockhurst Meadow, Blakehill Farm, Stoke Common Meadows and Red Lodge Pond.
The village church, St Mary’s is one of only three churches in England to have both a western tower and a central spire. In addition there are two highly rated schools. One primary, the other a secondary school.
The Pear Tree – which takes its name from the Saxon name for Purton – is a charming country house with beautiful garden and stunning bedrooms. This amazing hotel provides the perfect setting for a romantic rural wedding celebration. There are a number of hotels within a few miles.
The parish includes the village of Purton Stoke and the hamlets of Bentham, Hayes Knoll, Purton Common, Restrop, the Fox and Widham. The River Key, a tributary of the Thames, crosses the parish near Purton Stoke.
The village is on the brow of a hill, with views across to Cricklade and the Thames floodplain. Nearby, Bradon Forest stretches out to Minety in the west.
There are a number of concrete pillboxes in the parish, which were part of the defences of Southern England during the Second World War. They form part of the GHQ Line Red, along which an anti-tank trench also ran, between Ballards Ash near Royal Wootton Bassett and the River Ray near Blunsdon railway station.
So there are plenty of places to take a stroll and see the wildlife. There’s also loads to do only a short distance away, with Swindon close by, and the gorgeous Cotswolds nearly on your doorstep.
If you’re thinking of moving to Purton, Armishaws are here to help. We offer a full range of house removal and commercial removal services, including European removals international removals which are fully insured and come with a smile, too!
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