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Highworth 

5 miles North East of Swindon on the A361 

Highworth, Swindon, Wilts
Highworth High Street
Until the 1840's Highworth was actually a larger town than Swindon, but the coming of the railways changed all that.

Now a very popular commuter town for its near neighbour, Highworth is a much sought after place in which to live, with a thriving High Street, a market every Saturday and a population of around 15,000.

Many of the town centre buildings date from the 17th and 18th century with the 15th century church, St. Michael's, dominating the skyline. The church was fortified during the Civil War - a cannonball which struck the church can be seen hanging inside it - and contains a memorial to Lieutenant Warneford, who was awarded the VC for destroying the first enemy Zeppelin in 1915.

The local comprehensive school, also named after Warneford, is regularly voted as one of Swindon's top comprehensive school in the annual performance tables.

The town's amenities include a leisure centre with an outdoor swimming pool, two golf courses, four schools, two supermarkets, a Doctor's surgery, eight public houses, four restaurants and various specialist shops.
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