The centre of the village
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Woollard is a small village on the River Chew in the affluent Chew Valley in England. It is in the Bath and North East Somerset council area and the ceremonial county of Somerset. The village is 7 miles (11 km) from Bristol, 9 miles (14 km) from Bath, and 4 miles (6.4 km) from Keynsham.
The special architectural and historic interest of Woollard was recognised by its designation as a Conservation Area on 25 July 1990.
Woollard had a medieval bridge with three pointed arches and double arch-ribs. This was rebuilt following the substantial damage caused by the floods of 1968.
It is close to the route of the ancient Wansdyke, and lies on the Monarch's Way long-distance footpath.
Woollard is also a traditional surname, having relations in the farming land of Saffron Walden and Suffolk.
Government and politics
Woollard is partly in the civil parish of Compton Dando and partly in the civil parish of Publow. It is part of the Farmborough Ward, which is represented by one councillor on the Bath and North East Somerset Unitary Authority which has responsibilities for services such as education, refuse, tourism etc. The village is a part of the North East Somerset constituency. Prior to Brexit in 2020, it was part of the South West England constituency of the European Parliament.
According to the 2001 Census, the Farmborough Ward (which includes Compton Dando, Marksbury, Hunstrete and Chewton Keynsham), had 1,111 residents, living in 428 households, with an average age of 44.5 years. Of these 71% of residents describing their health as 'good', 21% of 16- to 74-year-olds had no qualifications; and the area had an unemployment rate of 1.0% of all economically active people aged 16–74. In the Index of Multiple Deprivation 2004, it was ranked at 22,100 out of 32,482 wards in England, where 1 was the most deprived LSOA and 32,482 the least deprived.
Woollard has a variety of Grade II listed buildings:
- Historic England. "Nos. 178 and 179 (1312829)". National Heritage List for England.
- Historic England. "182-185 (1365673)". National Heritage List for England.
- Historic England. "Paradise Row, 186-189 (1136429)". National Heritage List for England.
- Historic England. "Newbridge House (1129497)". National Heritage List for England.
- Historic England. "Bell Farmhouse (Formerly the Bell Inn) (1129496)". National Heritage List for England.
- Historic England. "K6 Telephone Kiosk (1136483)". National Heritage List for England.
- Historic England. "Woollard House (1312778)". National Heritage List for England.
- ^ "Civil Population 2011". Retrieved 26 October 2015.
- ^ "Woollard Conservation Area Character Appraisal". Bath and North East Somerset Council. Archived from the original on 13 April 2008. Retrieved 14 January 2008.
- ^ "Neighbourhood Statistics LSOA Bath and North East Somerset 016B Farmborough". Office for National Statistics 2001 Census. Retrieved 1 May 2006.
"The great flood of 1968". Memories of Bristol. Archived from the original on 2 May 2006. Retrieved 4 January 2006.
Janes, Rowland (2003). Pensford, Publow and Woollard: A Topographical History. Biografix. ISBN 0-9545125-0-2.