Keevil

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Keevil
Keevil church.jpg
St. Leonard's parish church
Keevil is located in Wiltshire
Keevil
Keevil
Keevil shown within Wiltshire
Population 441 (in 2011)[1]
OS grid reference ST921580
Civil parish
  • Keevil
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Trowbridge
Postcode district BA14
Dialling code 01380
Police Wiltshire
Fire Dorset and Wiltshire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
Website Keevil Village
List of places
UK
England
Wiltshire
51°19′16″N 2°06′54″W / 51.321°N 02.115°W / 51.321; -02.115Coordinates: 51°19′16″N 2°06′54″W / 51.321°N 02.115°W / 51.321; -02.115

Keevil is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England, situated 5.1 miles (8.2 km) by road east of the centre of Trowbridge. It lies on a slope between Great Hinton and Bulkington.[2] Semington Brook flows north-westward from Bulkington in the east.[3]

Notable landmarks[edit]

After the Second World War the barracks of RAF Keevil were used as a temporary home for Polish refugees.[4] Today the small Ministry of Defence airfield at RAF Keevil is used for gliding at weekends, being the base of Bannerdown Gliding Club.[5]

The village has two Grade I listed buildings: Keevil Manor House c. 1580,[6] and a house known as Talboys, 14th century extended 1876.[7] In the western part of the village are several timber-framed houses including Little Talboys, a cruck-framed house with four bays.[3]

The Anglican Church of St Leonard is Grade II* listed.[8] In the later 20th century, new gargoyles costing £20,000 were installed, replacing the previous ones in poor condition. The vicarage, Field Head, today a private residence, was built in 1842 by Reverend Pooke and was enlarged in 1869. A new vicarage replaced it in 1954.[9]

The road to Bulkington had a turnpike house in the northern end in the latter part of the 18th century, which still existed in a derelict state in 1963. Along this road is a two-arched ashlar Baldham Bridge, which has existed since the 14th century, though the current structure dates to the 18th century.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wiltshire Community History - Census". Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Google (4 September 2016). "Keevil" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 4 September 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c "Keevil". A History of the County of Wiltshire: Volume 8, Warminster, Westbury and Whorwellsdown Hundreds, Victoria County History, accessed via British History Online. Retrieved 4 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "KEEVIL POLISH CAMP in Wiltshire". Polishresettlementcampsintheuk.co.uk. Retrieved 4 September 2016. 
  5. ^ "Welcome to Bannerdown Gliding Club". Bannerdown Gliding Club. Retrieved 4 September 2016. 
  6. ^ Historic England. "Keevil Manor with attached stables (1251455)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  7. ^ Historic England. "Talboys, Keevil (1262752)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  8. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Leonard, Keevil (1262746)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  9. ^ "Church of St. Leonard, Keevil". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 

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