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Tortworth, South Gloucestershire

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Tortworth, South Gloucestershire

Tortworth is a hamlet, and civil parish, near Thornbury in South Gloucestershire, England. It has a population of 150, and is noted for a huge and ancient chestnut tree, believed to be over 1000 years old. The tree, in St. Leonard's churchyard, looks like a small wood because many branches of the main trunk have taken root.
Administrative CountySouth Gloucestershire
Traditional CountyGloucestershire
OS GridST7093
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
Population150 (2001)
 

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

Torteword

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

Tortworth, par., Gloucestershire, 4 miles NE. of Thornbury, 1578 ac., pop. 199; P.O.; in the park or Tortworth Court, the seat of the Earl of Ducie, is n Roman camp.

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