The building was constructed in 1650. It was in the centre of the village by the war memorial on the London Road

In 1856 the pub was listed as the Ox and Compass, Poulton, Swindon. In the 1885 Kellys directory the entry was for the Axe and Compasses. It had changed its name to the Carpenters Arms by 1891.

Map Reference: SP 102010 (approximate)

Licensing Details:

Owner in 1891: Cirencester Brewery

Rateable Value in 1891: £13.12s.0d.

Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse

Landlords include:

1856 R. Harrison (Ox & Compasses)

1885 Thomas Ricketts (Axe & Compasses)

1891 Edward Herbert. (Carpenters Arms)

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