Brokenborough

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Brokenborough
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St John the Baptist parish church
Brokenborough is located in Wiltshire
Brokenborough
Brokenborough
Brokenborough shown within Wiltshire
Population 190 (2011 Census)
OS grid reference ST918892
Civil parish
  • Brokenborough
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Malmesbury
Postcode district SN16
Dialling code 01666
Police Wiltshire
Fire Dorset and Wiltshire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
WiltshireCoordinates: 51°36′07″N 2°07′12″W / 51.602°N 2.120°W / 51.602; -2.120

Brokenborough is a village and civil parish about 1 12 miles (2.4 km) northwest of Malmesbury, Wiltshire. The course of the Fosse Way Roman road forms the northwest boundary of the parish, and also the county boundary with neighbouring Gloucestershire. The Tetbury Avon, also called the Ingleburn, flows through the parish west of the village. The 2011 Census recorded the parish's population as 190.[1]

The Horse Guards (was Rose and Crown)

The Domesday Book records that in 1086 Malmesbury Abbey held a large estate of 50 hides at Brokenborough. In the 11th and 12th centuries the abbey claimed it had held it since AD 956.[2]

The Church of England parish church of St John the Baptist is 13th-century and has a four-bay north aisle.[3] The building was restored in 1883 and is Grade II* listed.[4]

The Great Barn at Brokenborough Farm, just south of the village, has 10 bays, nine cruck trusses,[2] two porches[3] and is probably 14th-century. It too is a Grade II* listed building.[5] There was a farm with an even larger barn on a moated site somewhat further south, but it was demolished in the 17th century.[2]

Brokenborough has a pub, the Horse Guards.

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