Southwick, Wiltshire

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Coordinates: 51°17′46″N 2°14′06″W / 51.296°N 2.235°W / 51.296; -2.235

Southwick
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Parish church of St. Thomas
Southwick is located in Wiltshire
Southwick
Southwick
 Southwick shown within Wiltshire
Population 1,896 (2001 census)[1]
OS grid reference ST837552
Civil parish Southwick
Unitary authority Wiltshire
Ceremonial county Wiltshire
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Trowbridge
Postcode district BA14
Dialling code 01225
Police Wiltshire
Fire Wiltshire
Ambulance Great Western
EU Parliament South West England
Website Village website
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Southwick is a rural village 2 miles (3.2 km) southwest of the county town of Trowbridge, Wiltshire, in England. It is separated from Trowbridge only by the Southwick Country Park, which consists of 380 acres (150 ha) of open fields. The majority of the village lies south of the A361, which runs through the village, linking Trowbridge with Frome. It has a small primary school, which is located next to a large playing field.

Southwick has two main housing estates in the north east of the village, opposite the Southwick Allotments and the 'Farmhouse Inn' pub. The estates are linked, and named Chantry Gardens and Fleur De Lys Drive. In 2011, a small cluster of houses was built north of Fleur De Lys Drive, but linked to Fleur De Lys Drive via a short path. The estate was named Greenleaze Close. The second large group of housing is located to the south and the west of the playing field, and there are single short roads branching off of Blind Lane and Wesley Lane (a single road winding from Wynsome Street (in between the A361 and North Bradley). These roads are named Southfield, Wesley Close and Orchard Drive.

History[edit]

Southwick Court Farmhouse, northwest of the village, is an L-shaped house of which one wing is dates 1567.[2] Brook House, southeast of the village, is a 17th-century farmhouse beside an early 16th-century stone-built range.[2] The Poplars was built in about 1650 and re-faced with brick in about 1700.[2] Manor Farmhouse, west of the village, was built in 1673.[2]

The Baptist chapel was built in 1815.[3] The Church of England parish church of Saint Thomas was built in 1899–1904 to designs by the Gothic Revival architect C.E. Ponting of Marlborough.[3]

Amenities[edit]

Southwick has an Internet Radio station.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Area selected: West Wiltshire (Non-Metropolitan District)". Neighbourhood Statistics: Full Dataset View. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 15 June 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d Pevsner & Cherry, 1975, page 474
  3. ^ a b Pevsner & Cherry, 1975, page 473
  4. ^ Venture Radio

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External links[edit]

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