The parish contains the three villages of Broad Hinton, Winterbourne Bassett and Uffcott. It sits a few miles south of Swindon and is in the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

The parish has a rich history and archeology dating back to the Roman times and beyond, being just north of the Avebury World Heritage Site

There is a village hall, several pubs and a restaurant, a school and many clubs and societies.

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Broad Hinton village hall

Broad Hinton Village Hall

The hall hosts many activities and clubs, and is the location for productions of the Broad Hinton Amateur Dramatics Society. The venue is available to hire for wedding receptions and other events.  

There has been a village hall in Broad Hinton since 1916, with the new hall opening in 2009. The hall is run by the Broad Hinton Village Hall trustee committee.

Post Office every Tuesday from 09:00 - 12:00, details of services can be found here 

Broad Hinton Church of England Primary School

The school was founded in 1743 and teaches children aged 4 to 11. They pride themselves on the welcoming and family atmosphere they create for the children, parents and community. They provide opportunities for all children to learn and achieve within a happy, safe, structured and disciplined Christian environment, including gifted children and those with specific needs.

The Winterbourne, Winterbourne Bassett

 

The pub was originally built in 1916 and called The White Horse but was put up for sale by Wadworth's Brewery in 2017. Residents formed the Winterbourne Bassett Community Pub Society to purchase the pub, and after some refurbishment reopened with new tenants and a new name 'The Winterbourne'.

Today, the freehold pub offers a full bar, meals to eat in or takeaway, a large garden with views of the Ridgeway and a coffee shop.  It also has a feature van with a wood fired pizza oven.

The Crown, Broad Hinton

The Crown is in the centre of Broad Hinton, with a large garden overlooking the fields between Broad Hinton and Winterbourne Bassett. 

They serve meals to eat in or takeaway, a delicatessen, and have a carvery on a Sunday, with the "Get Battered" fish and chip van open Friday and Saturday evenings.  

The Crown pub

La Strada, Broad Hinton

 

La Strada is a new restaurant that opened in 2020 serving Italian food to eat in, takeaway or have delivered. They also offer traditional British roasts on a Sunday.

  

St Peter ad Vincula, Broad Hinton

 

The site has had a church here since Saxon times, with the current tower dating from the 15th century. 

The church is unique in the Upper Kennet benefice as it has its own choir and team of bellringers, making it a popular wedding choice, with the Village Hall a short walk away for wedding receptions.

Regular services take place each month, details can be found here.

St Katherine & St Peter, Winterbourne Bassett

The church dates from at least the 14th century and was dedicated to St. Catherine in the 16th century but was known as St. Peter’s in 1848.  Since 1904 it has been dedicated to St Katherine and St Peter. 

Regular services take place each month, details can be found here.

 

White Horse Cricket Club, Broad Hinton

 

Originally formed as Winterbourne Bassett Cricket Club in 1983, the club moved to its present ground at Manor Lane, Broad Hinton in April, 2007 and re-branded itself. Founded as a village and social cricket club, in 1996 the club entered the Swindon Midweek League. Promotion followed steadily to Division I; presently the club plays in Division II.

New members, whether playing or social, are always welcome.

White Horse cricket club
Allotments

Allotments, Broad Hinton

The Parish Council manages a number of allotments in Broad Hinton.

Contact Jim Gunter, the Allotment Liaison Officer for more information.

Broad Hinton, Uffcott & Winterbourne Bassett Local News

The Local News is published monthly by the Broad Hinton Parochial Church Council and distributed to all homes in the parish.

The newsletter contains general community information, articles, local businesses, church events and "A View from the Rectory". 

An electronic version of the newsletter is available here

Broad Hinton, Uffcott and Winterbourne Bassett local news