Hullavington is first recorded as Hunlavintone in the Domesday Book of 1086. The place-name means 'the town of Hunlaf's people'.
The population at the beginning of the nineteenth century was 395 (1801 census), rising to 823 in 1901 and was 1,247 in 2001.
It has a garage, shop, pub and a church, St Mary Magdalene, and a village hall. The hall was opened by James Gray, the MP for North Wiltshire, after the previous one burnt down because of an electrical fault.
There is also a Church of England nursery and primary school which has about 150 pupils and is headed by Matthew Slinn. A number of children attend from Buckley Barracks. The army often provides entertainment and support for the school and the village.
Many activities other than regular church services are held in the Church which is situated in the centre of the village, these include a recorder group on Tuesday evenings, Genesis Singers for children aged 7 and older, parents/carers are also welcome to stay, on Thursday evenings and a coffee morning and Little Lights on Friday mornings.
Several community activities take place in the Village Hall including: concerts, fitness classes, line dancing, art and choral classes, Rainbows, films, private parties, meetings and many other activities further details are in the events diary and village contacts.