North Wraxall

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North Wraxall
St. James, North Wraxall. - panoramio.jpg
Parish church of St James the Great
North Wraxall is located in Wiltshire
North Wraxall
North Wraxall
North Wraxall shown within Wiltshire
Population401 (2011 Census)
OS grid referenceST819750
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townChippenham
Postcode districtSN14
Dialling code01249
PoliceWiltshire
FireDorset and Wiltshire
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Wiltshire
51°28′26″N 2°15′43″W / 51.474°N 2.262°W / 51.474; -2.262Coordinates: 51°28′26″N 2°15′43″W / 51.474°N 2.262°W / 51.474; -2.262

North Wraxall is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England. The village is about 6 miles (10 km) west of Chippenham, just north of the A420 road between Chippenham and Bristol.

The parish includes the village of Ford and the hamlets of Upper Wraxall, Mountain Bower and The Shoe. The 2011 Census recorded the parish population as 401.[1]

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

The oldest parts of the Church of England parish church of St James the Great are 13th-century. The baptismal font and south porch are 14th-century. The north aisle was rebuilt in the 18th century. The building is Grade I listed.[3] St James' parish is part of the Bybrook Benefice.[4]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Area: North Wraxall (Parish): Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Site of a Roman villa at Truckle Hill (208315)". PastScape. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Church of St James  (Grade I) (1022991)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 11 March 2015.
  4. ^ Bybrook Team Ministry

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External links[edit]

Media related to North Wraxall at Wikimedia Commons

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