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Keynsham, Bath and North East Somerset

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Keynsham, Bath and North East Somerset

Keynsham is a town and civil parish between Bristol and Bath in Somerset, south-west England. It has a population of 15,533. It was listed in the Domesday Book as Cainesham, which is believed to mean the home of Saint Keyne. The site of the town has been occupied since prehistoric times and is scattered with Roman remains. It became a medieval market town, after Keynsham Abbey was founded around 1170.
Post townBRISTOL
Administrative CountyBath and North East Somerset
Traditional CountySomerset
OS GridST6568
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityAvon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityAvon
Fire and Rescue AuthorityAvon
Ambulance AuthorityGreat Western
Dialling code0117
Population15,533
 

Other names by which Keynsham, Bath and North East Somerset has been known in the past

Cainham ~ Cainesham ~ Cainessam

Keynsham, Bath and North East Somerset in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Keynsham.-- market town and par. with ry. sta., Somerset, on river Avon, 5 miles SE. of Bristol, 4171 ac., pop. 2482; P.O., T.O. Market-day, Thursday. Keynsham is an ancient place, and has some remains of an abbey (founded 1172). Malting, brewing, and flax-spinning are the industries; there is also some trade in connection with the neighbouring limestone works. Sheep and stock fairs are held twice a year.

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