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Chipping Sodbury, South Gloucestershire

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Chipping Sodbury, South Gloucestershire

Chipping Sodbury is a market town in the unitary authority of South Gloucestershire, south-west England, founded in the 12th century by William Crassus (or le Gros). The villages of Old Sodbury and Little Sodbury are nearby. At the 2001 census the population of Chipping Sodbury was 5,066, but in the last decade the town has become part of a much larger built-up area due to the rapid expansion of nearby Yate. At the census the combined population of Yate and Chipping Sodbury was 26,855.
Post townBRISTOL
Administrative CountySouth Gloucestershire
Traditional CountyGloucestershire
OS GridST7282
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityAvon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityAvon
Fire and Rescue AuthorityAvon
Ambulance AuthorityGreat Western
Dialling code01454

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

Sodbury ~ Sodbury Chipping

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

Chipping Sodbury, market town and par., W. Gloucestershire, near river Frome, 1½ mile E. of Yate Junction, 10½ miles NE. of Bristol, and 127 miles W. of London, 107 ac., pop. 1067; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Friday.

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