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Badbury, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Badbury, a tithing in Chisledon parish, Wilts, 3½ miles SE of Swindon. An ancient camp liere, called Badbury or Siddington Castle, is supposed to be the Mons Bodonicus of the Romans, and the Baddiebrigg of the Saxons, and was the scene, in 520, of King Arthur's defeat of Cerdic.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyWiltshire 
Civil parishChisledon 
Poor Law unionHighworth and Swindon 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionSouth West
Postal districtSN4
Post TownSwindon