Horton, Gloucestershire

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Horton church in South Gloucestershire England arp.jpg
The Grade I listed church is dedicated to St James the Elder
Horton is located in Gloucestershire
 Horton shown within Gloucestershire
Population 355 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference ST726822
Unitary authority South Gloucestershire
Ceremonial county Gloucestershire
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BRISTOL
Postcode district BS37
Dialling code 01454
Police Avon and Somerset
Fire Avon
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament Northavon
List of places

Coordinates: 51°33′50″N 2°20′20″W / 51.564°N 2.339°W / 51.564; -2.339

Horton is a village on the Cotswold Edge, in South Gloucestershire, England. It is about 2½ miles from Chipping Sodbury. The nearest settlement is Little Sodbury, about 1½ miles away; Hawkesbury Upton and Dunkirk are both 2½ miles away. It is a linear settlement built up the bank of a steep hill.

Horton Court is a stone-built manor house, now in the ownership of the National Trust. The name Horton is a common one in England. It normally derives from Old English horu 'dirt' and tūn 'settlement, farm, estate', presumably meaning 'farm on muddy soil', but the historical forms of this Horton vary, including the Domesday Horedone, Hortune from 1167, and the 1291 form Heorton, the latter of which could point to Old English heort 'stag'.[2]

The Little Avon River rises near Horton Farm.

The Anglican church, St James the Elder is Grade I listed.[3]


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011.Retrieved 19 March 2015". 
  2. ^ Victor Watts (ed.), The Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names, Based on the Collections of the English Place-Name Society (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), s.vv. HORTON Avon, HORTON COURT.
  3. ^ .British Listed buildings. retrieved 26 April 2014

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