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Great Bedwyn is a village and civil parish in the east of the English county of Wiltshire.LocationGreat Bedwyn is on the River Dun about 4.5mi south-west of Hungerford and 6mi south-east of Marlborough, Wiltshire. The Kennet and Avon Canal and the Reading to Taunton line both follow the Dun and pass through the village. Bedwyn railway station is at Great Bedwyn and is the terminus of the rail commuter service via and. It is a railhead for Marlborough which is served by buses that connect with the trains. The village lies within the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.Position:History'Bedanheafeford', the Battle of BedwynThe battle of 'Bedanheafeford' between Aescwine of Wessex and King Wulfhere of Mercia in 675 is alleged to have been fought near Great Bedwyn. The battle was originally recorded in the 675 AD entry of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. The location of the battle has been associated with Crofton by local historians, due to placename interpretation, and the discovery of graves belonging to suspected battlefield victims in 1892.
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