Willsbridge

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Coordinates: 51°25′48″N 2°28′55″W / 51.430°N 2.482°W / 51.430; -2.482

Willsbridge Mill

Willsbridge is a village in the unitary authority of South Gloucestershire, England, located on the outskirts of Bristol. Willsbridge Castle, situated on a prominent hillside site, was built c1730, with crenellations added in the nineteenth century.[1]

Willsbridge Castle

The village contains a nature reserve, Willsbridge Mill, run by the Avon Wildlife Trust and the site of an abandoned watermill on the Siston Brook, which acts as an Education and Countryside Centre. Willsbridge Mill and Valley are leased from South Gloucestershire Council.

The valley contains many habitats. The woodlands have carpets of Common Bluebells, campions and resound with birdsong. The ponds are important homes for frogs, toads and dragonflies, and dippers and kingfishers visit the stream. Foxes and badgers also live in the valley and noctule and Greater Horseshoe Bat feed on the many insects in the valley.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Willsbridge Castle". British Listed Buildings Online. Retrieved 2011-05-27. 
  2. ^ "Willsbridge Valley". Reserves. Avon Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2008-06-04. [dead link]

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