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Backwell, North Somerset

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Backwell, North Somerset

Backwell is a rural village and civil parish in Somerset, England. It falls within the Unitary Authority of North Somerset and has a population of 5,455. It is 7 miles south west of Bristol, on the A370 to Weston-super-Mare. It includes the hamlets of Backwell Common, Backwell Green and Farleigh and the district of West Town. Nearby are Nailsea, Flax Bourton, Yatton, Brockley and Barrow Gurney.
Post townBRISTOL
Administrative CountyNorth Somerset
Traditional CountySomerset
OS GridST4868
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityAvon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityAvon
Fire and Rescue AuthorityAvon
Ambulance AuthorityGreat Western
Dialling code01275

Other names by which Backwell, North Somerset has been known in the past

Bachwell ~ Bacoile ~ Bacoila

Backwell, North Somerset in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Backwell, par., E. Somerset, 1 mile SE. of Nailsea ry. sta., 7 miles SW. of Bristol, 2902 ac., pop. 960.

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