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Filton, South Gloucestershire

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Filton, South Gloucestershire

Filton is a town in South Gloucestershire, England, situated on the northern outskirts of the city of Bristol, about 4.5 miles from the city centre. Filton lies in Bristol postcode areas BS7 and BS34. The town centres upon Filton Church, which dates back to the 12th century and is a grade II listed building. Further north are the towns of Patchway and Bradley Stoke. The name of the town comes from the Old English feleþe (hay), and tūn (farm, field). The name dates back to at least 1187.
Post townBRISTOL
Administrative CountySouth Gloucestershire
Traditional CountyGloucestershire
OS GridST6078
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityAvon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityAvon
Fire and Rescue AuthorityAvon
Ambulance AuthorityGreat Western
Dialling code0117 and 01454
Population9,861
 

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

Fylton

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

Filton, par. and ry. sta., N. Gloucestershire, 5 miles N. of Bristol, 1040 ac., pop. 296; P.O., called Fylton.

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