Biddestone in the Cotswolds

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Biddestone is a village and civil parish in northwest Wiltshire, England, about 3 miles (5 km) west of Chippenham and 2 miles (3.2 km) north of Corsham. The parish includes the smaller settlement of Slaughterford.

The Bybrook River forms the western boundary of the parish, while the northern boundary follows approximately the Bristol to Chippenham road, now the A420.

Biddestone Manor © geograph.org.uk - Stuart Logan/cc-by-sa-2.0 Biddestone War Memorial © geograph.org.uk - Doug Lee/cc-by-sa-2.0 © panoramio.com - Robert Powell/cc-by-sa-3.0 © panoramio.com - Robert Powell/cc-by-sa-3.0 © geograph.org.uk - Brian Robert Marshall/cc-by-sa-2.0 The White Horse © geograph.org.uk - Stuart Logan/cc-by-sa-2.0
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Biddestone War Memorial © geograph.org.uk - Doug Lee/cc-by-sa-2.0
The parish is just inside the eastern boundary of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Sites of Special Scientific Interest include Honeybrook Farm and Colerne Park and Monk’s Wood, both near Slaughterford.

A settlement at Bedestone, with four households, was recorded in Domesday Book in 1086. The Manor House (at the south-east entrance to the village, Grade II* listed) and Manor Farmhouse are from the 17th century, as are Pool Farmhouse and Elm Cottage (both south of the village green). Willow House, north of the green, is dated 1730, a three-storey house with a formal five-bay south front.

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