The Shoe

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The Shoe
The Shoe view.JPG
The Fosse Way enters from the left and leaves to the right in this view of The Shoe
The Shoe is located in Wiltshire
The Shoe
The Shoe
The Shoe shown within Wiltshire
OS grid reference ST809743
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Chippenham
Postcode district SN14
Dialling code 01225
Police Wiltshire
Fire Dorset and Wiltshire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
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51°28′01″N 2°16′37″W / 51.467°N 2.277°W / 51.467; -2.277Coordinates: 51°28′01″N 2°16′37″W / 51.467°N 2.277°W / 51.467; -2.277

The Shoe is a hamlet in the parish of North Wraxall, in the north-west of Wiltshire in England. It is situated a few miles north of Bath, at the junction of the Fosse Way (the old Roman road from Exeter to Lincoln) and the A420 (running from Bristol to Oxford). The Shoe is named after the inn called The Horse-shoe.[1]


The Shoe Inn's sign now hangs in a private garden

There is a natural spring, which could suggest a historical settlement of some sort. The Shoe Inn, marked on the 1:25,000 Ordnance Survey map, has now become a private house, although a board for public notices and a post box are still outside; there was a public telephone box but this has now been relocated to the grounds of the Community Hall. There is a garage, a row of cottages ("Fosse Cottages") and a few larger houses. Just off the Fosse Way, about 400 yards north of the A420 junction, lies the North Wraxall Village Hall, called the Community Hall, offering a playgroup and other amenities.


  1. ^ "Wiltshire Community History". Wiltshire Council. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
  • G. M. Boumphrey, (1935) Along the Roman Roads. London: Allen & Unwin