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Iron Acton, South Gloucestershire

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Iron Acton, South Gloucestershire

Iron Acton is a village and civil parish in South Gloucestershire, England. The village is about 2 miles west of Yate and about 9 miles northeast of the centre of Bristol. The B4058 road used to pass through the village but now by-passes it just to the north. The "iron" part of the toponym originates from the iron that used to be mined near the village. "Acton" is derived from the Old English for "farm (or village) with oak trees".
Post townBristol
Administrative CountySouth Gloucestershire
Traditional CountyGloucestershire
OS GridST6783
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 code01454
Population1,253 (2001 census)

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


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

Iron Acton, par. and vil. with ry. sta., Gloucestershire, 2 miles NW. of Yate Junction and 5½ miles SE. of Thornbury, 2952 ac., pop. 1156; P.O.

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