The centre of Minety
|Population||1,414 (in 2011)|
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|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Fire||Dorset and Wiltshire|
|EU Parliament||South West England|
Minety is a village in north Wiltshire, England, between Malmesbury - 6 miles (9.7 km) to the west - and Swindon. It takes its name from the water mint plant found growing in ditches around the village, and has previously been known as Myntey. It has a primary school and a successful rugby club.
The village is divided into Upper Minety, with St Leonard's church, and Lower Minety (or simply Minety) which grew after the railway arrived. The civil parish includes the hamlets of Brandier, Lower Moor and the former hamlet of Sawyers Hill, now part of Minety village.
Acres Farm Meadow is a biological Site of Special Scientific Interest.
An electoral ward in the same name exists. The ward starts in the east at Ashton Keynes, stretches through Minety and ends in the west at Crudwell. The total ward population taken at the 2011 census was 4,763.
The 15th-century Anglican Church of St Leonard has been Grade I listed since 1959. The church was built in the 15th century and restored in 1896. It consists of a nave, chancel, north aisle, northwest tower and south porch.
From 1841 the village was served by Minety station (renamed "Minety & Ashton Keynes" in 1905) on the former Cheltenham and Great Western Union Railway line from Gloucester to Swindon. Although the line remains open, the station closed in November 1964 and has been demolished.
- Captain Giles Penn, Merchant Venturer out of Bristol and Jeanne Gilbert (of Yorkshire) - grandparents of the Quaker, William Penn, Founder of Pennsylvania
- Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull
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