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Olveston, South Gloucestershire

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Olveston, South Gloucestershire

Olveston is a small village and larger parish in South Gloucestershire, England. The parish comprises the villages of Olveston and Tockington, and the hamlets of Old Down, Ingst and Awkley. Alveston became a separate parish in 1846. The district has been inhabited since the Stone Age, and the salt marshes that made up almost half of the parish, were progressively drained in Roman and Saxon times.
Administrative CountySouth Gloucestershire
Traditional CountyGloucestershire
OS GridST6087
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityAvon and Somerset
 

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

Alvestone

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

Olveston, par. and vil., Gloucestershire - par., 4812 ac., pop. 1609; vil., 3 miles SW. of Thornbury; P.O.; near the vil. is Olveston Green, seat.

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