Lydiard Tregoze is a civil parish in the northern part of the county of Wiltshire. With an elongated, boomerang shape the parish borders six town/parish councils: Swindon, Royal Wootton Bassett, Lydiard Millicent, Brinkworth, Broad Hinton, and Broad Town. We are a rural parish with mostly dairy, beef, solar and arable farming, although there is some industry. With a population of around 500 people, the largest settlement is the village of Hook. We have a few dining establishments but no other amenities.
Lydiard is mentioned in the 1086 Doomsday Book as a manor belonging to Alfred of Marlborough. In 1198 Sybil, wife of Robert Tregoze, Sheriff of Wiltshire, inherited the manor. The names Lydiard and Tregoze were combined to distinguish the parish from nearby Lydiard Millicent.