Brinkworth shown within Wiltshire
|Population||1,282 (in 2011)|
|OS grid reference|
|Unitary authority||Wiltshire Council|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||South West England|
|UK Parliament||North Wiltshire|
Brinkworth, in northern Wiltshire, is the longest village in Britain, at over 6 miles (although the main urban core extends for less than 1 mile). It is roughly equidistant between the towns of Malmesbury and Royal Wootton Bassett and lies less than 1 km north of the M4 motorway.
The Woodbridge Brook, a tributary of the Bristol Avon passes to the north of the village and another tributary of the Avon, the Thunder Brook passes to the south, although some call it Brinkworth Brook.
The landscape artist Thomas Hearne moved to Brinkworth aged five. His biographer, Simon Fenwick, suggests that nearby Malmesbury Abbey proved an inspiration to Hearne's later interest in Gothic architecture. 
- "Wiltshire Community History - Census". Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
- "Parishes - Brinkworth". British History Online. University of London & History of Parliament Trust. Retrieved 2010-01-02.
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- Simon Fenwick, ‘Hearne, Thomas (1744–1817)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004
- The Court Records of Brinkworth and Charlton, 1544-1648, ed. Douglas Crowley (Wiltshire Record Society Vol. 61, 2009)
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