About the Parish
'Blunsdon' - the hill belonging to Blunt. Rising from the mists above the forests and marshes on the plain to Castle Hill, a univallate Iron Age fort, where our earliest ancestors fortified and built a settlement.
Much later the Romans drove their Ermin Street out of Corinium Dobunnorum (Cirencester) towards Durocornovium (Wanborough) and on towards Venta Bulgarum (Winchester) in the south and Calleva Atrebatum (Silchester) in the east. This crossed the ancient byway, Lady Lane/Broadbush, now more commonly recognised as the B4019.
A Thriving and Growing Community
The Parish of Blunsdon St Andrew has been one of the fastest growing in the Borough of Swindon. At the 2001 Census, 2250 dwellings were registered. We now have a population of about 10,000! There are not many Parishes that grow at that rate so there is a lot for us to do!
There are 6 Churches in the Parish: St Andrews, on Blunsdon Ridge, The Methodist Church, the Baptist Church, St Leonard's in Broad Blunsdon, Abbey Meads Church of Christ the Servant and the North Swindon Baptist Church, meeting at Abbey Meads Community Primary School. Link to Church locations.
|Abbey Meads Community Primary School||Hugo Drive, Abbey Meads, Swindon, SN25 4GY
Telephone: 01793 723239
Fax: 01793 723201
|Bridlewood Primary School||Chartwell Road, Redhouse, Swindon, SN25 2EX
Telephone: 01793 706830
Fax: 01793 705643
|Brimble Hill Primary Special School||The Learning Campus, Tadpole Lane, Redhouse, Swindon, SN25 2NB
Telephone: 01793 493900
Fax: 01793 493902
|Isambard Community School||Redhouse Way, Redhouse, Swindon, SN25 2ND
Telephone: 01793 705400
Fax: 01793 707596
|Red Oaks Primary School||North Swindon Learning Campus, Redhouse, Swindon, SN25 2AN
Telephone: 01793 493920
Fax 01793 493921
|St Leonard's School||Linley Road, Blunsdon, Swindon SN26 7AP
Telephone: 01793 721423
Fax: 01793 700748
|Uplands Special School||The Learning Campus, Tadpole Lane, Swindon, SN25 2NB
Telephone: 01793 493910
Fax: 01793 493912