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Stratton St. Margaret (Lower Stratton) - The OPC Is Nigel Chalk

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Lower Stratton Village Gallery

Buildings and Land

Residential Streets Gallery                Footpaths Gallery



Farms Gallery

Church Farm

Church Farm

Elborough Farm

The farm covered 124 acres.  The 1841 to 1871 Censuses show Henry Elborough as farmer here.  In 1881 Edward Burrow was listed as head and the 1931 Kelly’s Directory shows Charles E Freeth living here.   The buildings were demolished in 1987, the farmland becoming Stratone Village.

Public Houses

Crown Inn

Can be found on Ermin Street, Lower Stratton.     An old coaching house originally the 'Sow & Piggs'.  Three cottages sold for £60 in 1767.  It became the Crown in 1792.  It was rebuilt in 1832.  A full licence granted in 1863 and bought by Arkells in 1868 from the Pavy family.  Became a Berni Inn for a period in 1970-90's, but is now back in the ownership of Arkells.


Engineers Arms

Situated at 20 Bridge End Road it closed in 1912.  It was known locally as ‘Hell Fire Corner’


Rising Sun Inn

Situated on Swindon Road.  Closed in 1872, and is now Sleemans Stores 

Landlords          Keeping Unlawful Hours 1860

The Wheatsheaf

The Street, Lower Stratton.  (158 Ermin Street).     Originally bought as a beer house by Richard White around 1834, it was leased to the Star Brewery for 1/- (5p) a week.  Bought by Arkells in 1869, full licence 1961 and modernised in 1970.  An Emma Yeates was recorded as having died on the premises in 1937.   In 2011 former Swindon footballer Paul Hunt took over the pub.

Landlords          Paul Hunt, Sport and the Wheatsheaf 2011   



School Board Meeting 1902


Employment and Business

Employment & Business Gallery

New Co-Op Store 2004


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

Methodist Church

Centenary Organ Fund Appeal 1930               Centenary Organ Dedication 1938


People and Parish Notables

People Gallery

For entries in the 1868 Poll Book please refer to the main Stratton St. Margaret Page


Poor Law, Charity and the Workhouse

Charities 1800 - Present


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