Other current and historical names
Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Swindon within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.
Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew
Swindon.-- market town and par. (ry. stations Swindon Town and Swindon Junction), Wilts, 10½ miles N. of Marlborough and 77 miles W. of London by rail - par., 3136 ac., pop. 19,904; town, pop. 22,374; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks, 3 newspapers. Market-day, Monday. The town consists of the two local government districts of Old Swindon (wholly in Swindon par.), pop. 4696; and New Swindon (partly also in Rodborne Cheney and Stratton St Margaret pars.), pop. 17,678; P.O., T.O. Old Swindon, known at Domesday as Svindune, is a picturesque old place, with town hall, corn exchange, and assembly rooms. New Swindon originated in the removal hither, in 1841, of the locomotive department of the Great Western Ry. from Wootton Bassett; it has a public park, and public buildings have recently been erected for the accommodation of the mechanics institute, the libraries, the theatre, &c.
A village in Blagrove hundred, in the county of Wiltshire.
Five manors recorded in Domesday.