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Swanborough Tump, Wiltshire


  • Located in Woodborough, Wiltshire, South West England, England
  • A burial mound and Saxon meeting place in Pewsey Vale
  • Alfred the Great met his brother here before battling the Danes in 871
  • Today, one sees a sarsen stone next to a concrete slab on which there is the following engraving: ‘Swanborough Tump - Swinbeorg c850. Here in the year 871 the future King Alfred the Great met his elder brother King Aethelred I on their way to fight the invading Danes and each one swore if the other died in battle the dead man’s children would inherit the lands of their father King Aethelwulf’
  • Alfred the Great defeated the Danes at Edington seven years later in what turned out to be a decisive battle

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Woodborough St Mary Magdalene Church

Located in Woodborough, Wiltshire, South West England, England

Approximately 1.0 miles away.

Priests appointed to the parish in the reign of Richard I at end of the twelfth century. Likely that at least two churches have occupied the site of the present building. Looks out upon Pewsey Downs National Nature Reser...

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Woodborough Hill

Located in Woodborough, Wiltshire, South West England, England

Approximately 1.1 miles away.

Located in the middle of Pewsey Vale, a short detour from the Kennet and Avon Canal, Woodborough Hill offers superb views of this area of the North Wessex Downs AONB including the Alton Barnes White Horse. To walk the hi...

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Alton Barnes St Mary's Church

Located in Alton Barnes, Wiltshire, South West England, England

Approximately 1.8 miles away.

A very small church with Saxon foundations and proportions. Much rebuilt in the eighteenth century. Located in the Pewsey Vale. Close to Alton Barnes White Horse cut in 1812. Georgian panelling and pews...

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Ivy House, Marlborough
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Approximately 6.5 miles away.

Total Rooms: 28; Rates: £45 - £80 Per Night

On the High Street, in the heart of the market town of Marlborough in Wiltshire, this beautifully preserved Georgian building offers free parking, great food and charming individually decorated rooms...

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Castle And Ball, Wiltshire
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Approximately 6.5 miles away.

Total Rooms: 34; Rates: £50 - £159 Per Night

Rich in historic character and traditional charm, the Castle and Ball is situated in the centre of Britaina s widest high street, on a site that has occupied an inn since the 15th century...

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October Cottage
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Approximately 7.1 miles away.

Rates: £353 - £717 Per Week

Standing in its own large and secluded garden this delightful Grade II listed picturesque thatched cottage is very comfortably furnished spacious light and sunny. Situated in a small and peaceful hamlet between Salisbury...

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