To the Wedhampton Residents Social Group website, created for the residents of Wedhampton & Lydeway. Our aim is to keep you informed and up to date about what is going on in our lovely little hamlet.

If you would like to contribute anything, especially photographs, to this site please get in touch web@wedhampton.com

Our Next Event

Summer BBQ

Garden Cottage

by kind permission of Helen, Rebecca & Graeme

Saturday 27th July 2024


Bring your own meat, drinks, plates, glasses, cutlery and a pudding to share.
We will supply the rest.

By 20 July 2024.
Please email Malcolm:nmjfraser@hotmail.com with the number of people in your party and the ages of the children (if applicable).

No Dogs Please

About Wedhampton

Wedhampton Today

Wedhampton is a small, thriving, friendly hamlet of some 120 residents (including Lydeway) in just over 50 dwellings which range from sixteenth century thatched cottages to a new Palladian style mansion. It is characterised in the Wedhampton Conservation Area Statement of 2002 as an attractive, peaceful and pretty place in which to live. Further building development is unlikely; the area being protected by various conservation restrictions.

Situated at the western end of the Vale of Pewsey just north of the A342 Devizes-Andover road. Approximately four miles south-east of Devizes, Wedhampton is within the Parish of Urchfont, which has a church (St Michael and All Angels), Church of England Primary School, a pub – The Lamb Inn, a community shop and post office and a village hall.

Although, strictly speaking, the hamlet is a part of Urchfont and is represented on the Parish Council, the main road (A342), acts as a natural dividing line between the two communities and Wedhampton has developed a strong identity of its own. Thus, as well as participating in the many activities in the larger Urchfont community, Wedhampton has a flourishing programme of social events, mostly organised by the Wedhampton Residents Social Group. The small community living a quarter of a mile west on the main road at Lydeway are invited to join in these events.

The residents of Wedhampton, are of all ages from families with children at school to pensioners. Many work from home and cover a wide range of professions, occupations and interests; Business & Finance, Agriculture and the Arts (both Writers and Artists) are all represented. A number of retired people – professional and artisan – live in the hamlet and with their wealth of experience and knowledge contribute much to the life of the community.

Wedhampton Residents Social Group

The Wedhampton Residents Social Group (WRSG)
The WRSG is a small ‘committee’ of volunteers who give their time to arrange a programme of activities throughout the year. There are four annual events:

➢ Summer BBQ in July
➣ Safari Supper in October
➢ Sunday Lunch in November
➣ Local pub and Skittles evening in March

In addition, there are other activities such as a theatre outing (June), or a curry night at a nearby restaurant (usually January), and this year we also had a picnic (September).
THE WRSG is not a fund raising organisation, but any profit made or money raised is donated to Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

Community First Responder

We are lucky enough to have a Community First Responder in Wedhampton – Carol Blood.
A small group has been set up alongside her who can support in case of any emergency in the village.

So if you are in the unfortunate position of having to call the emergency services, please feel that you can call upon one of the contacts below to support you while you wait for the ambulance (or other) to arrive.

They are not a substitute for the emergency services so should be contacted after 999 has been called.

They would collect the defibrillator, but aside from Carol who is qualified, everyone else has had different levels of training. The level of help would vary therefore and would be appropriate for each individual’s degree of experience.

These contacts are also on a WhatsApp group which is obviously easier to access so if you would like to be added to this group please let Jane Armistead know.

Carol Blood 07964 700741
Lorna Craik 07946 538283
Jane Armitstead 07968 057833
Pam Moscrop 07725 607176
Kevin Crofts 07866 053122
Anthea Donald 07342 720207
Bill Donald 07741 617653
Christine Lough 07887 911688
Philip Lough 07900 468103
Charlotte Hill-Baldwin 07740 409418
Tim Cooper 07967 801840
Ruth Cooper 07788 748129
Roger/Lesli Day 07484 784435

For information the British Red Cross and St John’s Ambulance have excellent apps that can be downloaded for free.

Hopefully this will be something that we never have to call upon ….!