Bradford-on-Avon in Wiltshire

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Former town hall, today the Roman Catholic Church of St Thomas More © geograph.org.uk - Humphrey Bolton/cc-by-sa-2.0

Former town hall, today the Roman Catholic Church of St Thomas More
© geograph.org.uk – Humphrey Bolton/cc-by-sa-2.0

Bradford-on-Avon (sometimes Bradford on Avon or Bradford upon Avon) is a town and civil parish in west Wiltshire, England, near the border with Somerset, which had a population of 10,405 at the 2021 census. The town’s canal, historic buildings, shops, pubs and restaurants make it popular with tourists.

The history of the town can be traced back to Roman origins. It has several buildings dating from the 17th century, when the town grew due to the thriving English woollen textile industry.

Thatched Cottage © Rodhullandemu/cc-by-sa-3.0 © flickr.com - Jules & Jenny/cc-by-2.0 Barton Farm Tithe Barn © Rodw Bradford Town Bridge © flickr.com - Charles Miller/cc-by-2.0 Former town hall, today the Roman Catholic Church of St Thomas More © geograph.org.uk - Humphrey Bolton/cc-by-sa-2.0 © Diliff/cc-by-sa-3.0
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Former town hall, today the Roman Catholic Church of St Thomas More © geograph.org.uk - Humphrey Bolton/cc-by-sa-2.0
The town lies partly in the Avon Valley, and partly on the hill that marks the Vale’s western edge, 8 miles (13 km) southeast of Bath, in the hilly area between the Mendip Hills, Salisbury Plain and the Cotswold Hills. The local area around Bath provides the Jurassic limestone known as Bath stone, from which the older buildings are constructed. The River Avon (the Bristol Avon) runs through the town. The larger town of Trowbridge is nearby to the southeast.

The town includes the suburbs of Bearfield and Woolley; the parish includes the hamlets of Widbrook and Woolley Green.

The Western Wiltshire Green Belt, which forms the eastern extent of the Avon Green Belt, completely surrounds Bradford-on-Avon. It helps to maintain the setting and preserve the character of the town by maintaining separation from nearby settlements such as Trowbridge, Winsley, and Westwood.

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