As well as exploring the history of Purton we have also included within this section information on the origins of Parish Councils.
Have you ever wondered how your parish council operates or how these local government institutions first came about. Read up on the story of Parish councils and learn about the powers, responsibilities and funding of Purton Parish council.
Purton has seen a long and storied history. First mentioned in writing in Saxon times, Purton has seen Roman occupation, Danish Invasion and been surveyed by the Normans.
One of the most influential families in Purton have been the Maskelyne Family, who owned two large estates in the area and achieved many impressive feats over their family history.