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Slimbridge, Gloucestershire

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Slimbridge, Gloucestershire

Slimbridge is a village near Dursley in Gloucestershire, England. It is best known as the home of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust's Slimbridge Reserve which was started by Sir Peter Scott. The Gloucester and Sharpness Canal runs through the village, and under Patch Bridge which must be crossed to reach the Wildfowl Trust. Damage to the decking of Patch Bridge in October 2007 resulted in a temporary repair being made using steel plates.
DistrictStroud
Post townGLOUCESTER
Administrative CountyGloucestershire
Traditional CountyGloucestershire
OS GridSO7303
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityGloucestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGloucestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGloucestershire
Ambulance AuthorityGreat Western
Dialling code01453
Population1,107
 

Other names by which Slimbridge, Gloucestershire has been known in the past

Slymbridge ~ Heslinbruge

Slimbridge, Gloucestershire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Slimbridge (or Slymbridge), par. and vil., Gloucestershire - par., 3747 ac. (36 water) and 482 tidal water and foreshore, pop. 834; vil., 4 miles NW. of Dursley; P.O.

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