The centre of Minety
Minety is a village and parish in northern Wiltshire, between Malmesbury, six miles to the west, and Swindon. The parish forms a detached part of Gloucestershire, with the exception of the area around the parish church. It takes its name from the water mint plant found growing in ditches around the village, and has previously been known as Myntey.
Acres Farm Meadow is a biological Site of Special Scientific Interest.
From 1841 the village was served by Minety railway station (renamed "Minety & Ashton Keynes" in 1905) on the former Cheltenham and Great Western Union Railway line from Gloucester to Swindon. Although the line remains open, the station closed in November 1964 and has been demolished.
- Captain Giles Penn, Merchant Venturer out of Bristol and Jeanne Gilbert (of Yorkshire) - grandparents of the Quaker, William Penn, Founder of Pennsylvania
- Ian Anderson of the band Jethro Tull
- "Wiltshire Community History - Census". Wiltshire Council. http://history.wiltshire.gov.uk/community/getcensus.php?item=Minety. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
- "Minety". Wiltshire Council. http://history.wiltshire.gov.uk/community/getcom.php?id=164. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
- National Heritage List England no. 1363901: Church of St Leonard, Minety (Historic England)
- "Church of St. Leonard, Minety". Wiltshire Council. http://history.wiltshire.gov.uk/community/getchurch.php?id=1053. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
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