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Steeple Ashton Village

Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire
Steeple Ashton village Green
  • Steeple Ashton village Green
  • Steeple Ashton Blind House
  • Steeple Ashton
  • Longs Arms at Steeple Ashton
  • Village Shop at Steeple Ashton
  • St Mary's Church Steeple Ashton in Wiltshire
  • Steeple Ashton Coachman's Cottage
  • St Mary's Church

About

Steeple Ashton is a quintessential West Country Village, offering visitors an opportunity to marvel at its historic architecture set amidst beautiful Wiltshire countryside. There is also a warm welcome and refreshment to be enjoyed at the Village Shop and at The Longs Arms public house.
Starting life as a manorial Village in the 9th Century, in 1266 a Royal charter was granted for the holding of a weekly market and an annual fair. By 1420 the village had become a prosperous settlement profiting from the local cloth industry, able to initiate the building of a magnificent Church which survives to this day - despite ravages inflicted by the English Civil War and lightning strikes.

At the centre of the Village is the green with its lock-up gaol and market cross.  A variety of architectural styles spanning 700 years can be seen nearby, from the Manor House to more humble cottages. 

In the former School House is the Village Community Shop, staffed by local volunteers. Inside there is a coffee shop which acts as a hub for locals, visitors, walkers and cyclists www.steepleashtonvilageshop.co.uk and on Facebook.

The surrounding countryside offers scenic walks to destinations such as Luffenham Field, conserved for public access by The Friends of Steeple Ashton.  Keevil Airfield is also nearby, still in use for military training after serving in World War 2 as a fighter and glider base for American and British forces as well as the assembly of Spitfire fighters. Guides to the village and for local walks can be purchased at the Village Shop.

Explore at leisure from Coachmans Self-Catering Holiday Cottage, an idyllic ground floor 2 bedroom retreat for 2-3 guests at the heart of the village. Wi-fi, courtyard garden and private parking. Tel 01380 870764.

More information is available at www.steeple-ashton.co.uk and Facebook.
 

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

M4 Junction 17 is 26 miles from Steeple Ashton. Take the A350 South towards Chippenham, Poole and Warminster. Stay on A350 for 24 miles past Chippenham, Laycock National Trust Village and Melksham.  After 24 miles on the A350 turn left at sign towards Steeple Ashton, the village is 2 miles from the A350.

If approaching from the South, take the A350 through Westbury and past Trowbridge. At traffic lights on the A350 turn right at sign to Steeple Ashton.  After a mile turn right at T junction and the village is 1 mile further.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest rail stations are at Trowbridge and Westbury, where taxis can be obtained to convey you to Steeple Ashton. The drive from both stations is approximately 20 minutes.

Bus Service 76 runs from Trowbridge town centre to Steeple Ashton.

 

Facilities

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking - At Longs Arms Public House and on street outside Village Shop

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