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Royal Wootton Bassett , formerly Wootton Bassett, is a small market town and civil parish in Wiltshire, England, with a population of 11,043 in 2001, increasing to 11,385 in 2011. Situated in the north of the county, it lies 6 miles to the west of the major town of Swindon and 10 miles northeast of Calne. From 1447 until 1832 Wootton Bassett was a parliamentary borough which elected two Members of Parliament to the House of Commons. In 1832 it was deemed a rotten borough and abolished by the Great Reform Act.
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