Bratton, Wiltshire

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Bratton
Bratton.jpg
Village centre
Bratton is located in Wiltshire
Bratton
Bratton
 Bratton shown within Wiltshire
Population 1,248 (in 2011)[1]
OS grid reference ST9152
Shire county Wiltshire
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WESTBURY
Postcode district BA13
Police Wiltshire
Fire Wiltshire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
List of places
UK
England
Wiltshire

Coordinates: 51°16′N 2°07′W / 51.27°N 02.12°W / 51.27; -02.12

Bratton is a village and civil parish, near Westbury, in the English county of Wiltshire.

Administrative unit[edit]

It formed part of the ancient parish of Westbury until 1892.

Archeology[edit]

The Westbury White Horse and the massive earthworks of Bratton castle (or Camp) Iron Age hill fort are both in Bratton parish.

Landmarks[edit]

In the village
On Westbury Hill

Roughly a mile west of Bratton is the Lafarge Cement Works with its 400ft chimney.[7][8] The iron works in Bratton too had a much smaller, but still large chimney.[9] There is sometimes confusion over the two when concerning the "Bratton Chimney".

Historic building[edit]

Significant buildings in the village are St James's Church, Bratton House, Bratton Baptist Chapel, The Duke public house, Hillworth Stores (village shop), and the Court House, used by Judge Jeffreys at the time of Monmouth's Rebellion. It also has a school, Bratton Primary School, at the centre.

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