Woollard

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This article is about the village in Somerset, England. For other uses, see Woollard (disambiguation).

Coordinates: 51°22′45″N 2°32′00″W / 51.3792°N 2.5334°W / 51.3792; -2.5334

Woollard
Woollard is located in Somerset
Woollard
Woollard
 Woollard shown within Somerset
OS grid reference ST632645
Civil parish Compton Dando
Unitary authority Bath and North East Somerset
Ceremonial county Somerset
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BRISTOL
Postcode district BS40
Dialling code 01761
Police Avon and Somerset
Fire Avon
Ambulance Great Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament North East Somerset
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Woollard is a small village on the River Chew in the Chew Valley in England. It is in the District of Bath and North East Somerset and the ceremonial county of Somerset, and is 7 miles (11 km) from Bristol, 9 miles (14 km) from Bath, and 4 miles (6.4 km) from Keynsham.

The special architectural and historic interest of Woollard was recognised by its designation as a Conservation Area on 25 July 1990.[1]

History[edit]

Woollard had a medieval bridge with three pointed arches and double arch-ribs. This was rebuilt following the substantial damage caused by the floods of 1968.

It is close to the route of the ancient Wansdyke, and lies on the Monarch's Way long-distance footpath.

Woollard is also a traditional surname, having relations in the farming land of Saffron Walden and Suffolk.

Government and politics[edit]

Woollard is partly in the civil parish of Compton Dando and partly in the civil parish of Publow with Pensford. It is part of the Farmborough Ward, which is represented by one councillor on the Bath and North East Somerset Unitary Authority which has responsibilities for services such as education, refuse, tourism etc. The village is a part of the North East Somerset constituency and part of the South West England constituency of the European Parliament.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2001 Census, the Farmborough Ward (which includes Compton Dando, Marksbury, Hunstrete and Chewton Keynsham), had 1,111 residents, living in 428 households, with an average age of 44.5 years. Of these 71% of residents describing their health as 'good', 21% of 16-74 year olds had no qualifications; and the area had an unemployment rate of 1.0% of all economically active people aged 16–74. In the Index of Multiple Deprivation 2004, it was ranked at 22,100 out of 32,482 wards in England, where 1 was the most deprived LSOA and 32,482 the least deprived.[1]

Listed Buildings[edit]

Woollard has a variety of Grade II listed buildings:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Woollard Conservation Area Character Appraisal". Bath and North East Somerset Council. Archived from the original on 2008-04-13. Retrieved 2008-01-14. 

Bibliography[edit]

"The great flood of 1968". Memories of Bristol. Archived from the original on 2006-05-02. Retrieved 2006-01-04. 

Janes, Rowland (2003). Pensford, Publow and Woollard: A Topographical History. Biografix. ISBN 0-9545125-0-2. 

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