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.
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.
Woollard is also a traditional surname, having relations in the farming land of Saffron Walden and Suffolk.
Government and politics
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.
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.
Woollard has a variety of Grade II listed buildings:
- Nos. 178 and 179 at Images of England
- 182-185 at Images of England
- Paradise Row, 186-189 at Images of England
- Newbridge House at Images of England
- Bell Farmhouse (Formerly the Bell Inn) at Images of England
- K6 Telephone Kiosk at Images of England
- Woollard House at Images of England
- "Woollard Conservation Area Character Appraisal". Bath and North East Somerset Council. Archived from the original on 2008-04-13. Retrieved 2008-01-14.
- ^ "Neighbourhood Statistics LSOA Bath and North East Somerset 016B Farmborough". Office for National Statistics 2001 Census. Retrieved 2006-05-01.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Woollard.|
- Parish website
- Chew Valley website
- River Chew website
- Map of Woollard circa 1900
- Woollard Conservation Area Character Appraisal