West Kington

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West Kington
Church of S. Mary the Virgin, West Kington - geograph.org.uk - 123847.jpg
St Mary the Virgin parish church
West Kington is located in Wiltshire
West Kington
West Kington
 West Kington shown within Wiltshire
OS grid reference ST8177
Civil parish Nettleton
Unitary authority Wiltshire
Ceremonial county Wiltshire
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Chippenham
Postcode district SN14
Dialling code 01249
Police Wiltshire
Fire Wiltshire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament North Wiltshire
Website West Kington Village, Wiltshire
List of places
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England
Wiltshire

Coordinates: 51°30′25″N 2°15′32″W / 51.507°N 2.259°W / 51.507; -2.259

West Kington is a village in Nettleton civil parish in Wiltshire, England. The village is close to the county boundary with Gloucestershire and 6 miles (10 km) southeast of the Gloucestershire market town of Chipping Sodbury.

Parish church[edit]

The Church of England parish church of St Mary the Virgin has a 13th and 15th century west tower.[1] The rest of the church was rebuilt in 1856 to designs by the architect S.B. Gabriel of Bristol.[1]

Notable people[edit]

Television producer Dilys Breese retired to the village and is buried there.[2]

Film[edit]

The music video for the song The Safety Dance by Men Without Hats was filmed in West Kington.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pevsner, Nikolaus; Cherry, Bridget (revision) (1975). Wiltshire. The Buildings of England. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. p. 564. ISBN 0-14-0710-26-4. 
  2. ^ Paine, Barry (17 October 2007). "Obituary: Dilys Breese". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 January 2011. 
  3. ^ Men Without Hats - The Safety Dance - Music Video