Church Road, Bradford Abbas
Bradford Abbas shown within Dorset
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Bradford Abbas is a village and civil parish in north west Dorset, England, 3 miles (4.8 km) southeast of Yeovil and 5 miles (8.0 km) southwest of Sherborne. In the 2011 census the population of the parish was 975.
In the dry summer of 2010 cropmarks in sun-parched fields of barley, visible from the air, revealed the existence of a previously unsuspected 1st-century temporary Roman camp, one of only four detected in southwest Britain. In the 19th century five Roman kilns were found in a field to the east of the village. Also found at the site were pottery, roof slates, bracelets and querns.
- "Neighbourhood Statistics. Area: Bradford Abbas (Parish). Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
- English Heritage reported in BBC News, "Dry weather reveals archaeological 'cropmarks' in fields", 30 August 2010 accessed 7 September 2010.
- "'Bradford Abbas', An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Dorset, Volume 1: West (1952), pp. 30-34". British History Online. University of London & History of Parliament Trust. November 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2014.
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