North Wraxall

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North Wraxall
North Wraxall St James.JPG
St James church
North Wraxall is located in Wiltshire
North Wraxall
North Wraxall
 North Wraxall shown within Wiltshire
Population 401 (in 2011)[1]
OS grid reference ST819750
Unitary authority Wiltshire
Ceremonial county Wiltshire
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CHIPPENHAM
Postcode district SN14
Dialling code 01249
Police Wiltshire
Fire Dorset and Wiltshire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament North Wiltshire
List of places
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Coordinates: 51°28′26″N 2°15′43″W / 51.474°N 2.262°W / 51.474; -2.262

North Wraxall is a small village and a civil parish in Wiltshire, England. The village is 6 miles (9.7 km) west of Chippenham, a short distance to the north of the A420 road to Bristol.

The parish includes the village of Ford and the hamlets of Upper Wraxall, Mountain Bower and The Shoe. The population of the parish is approximately 400.

The Fosse Way Roman road crosses the parish as a minor road; a Roman villa was sited at Truckle Hill.[2]

The 800-year-old church of St James the Great[3] is in the centre of North Wraxall and has a fine example of Jerusalem wall painting. It is Grade I listed.[4] The parish is part of the Bybrook benefice.[5]

Danks Down and Truckle Hill is a biological Site of Special Scientific Interest, as is Out Woods.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wiltshire Community History - Census". Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 19 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Historic England. "Site of a Roman villa at Truckle Hill (208315)". PastScape. Retrieved 19 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Church of St. James, North Wraxall". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 19 March 2015. 
  4. ^ Historic England. "Church of St James, North Wraxall (1022991)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 11 March 2015. 
  5. ^ Bybrook Team Ministry

External links[edit]

  • "North Wraxall". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 19 March 2015. 

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