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Wickwar, South Gloucestershire

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Wickwar, South Gloucestershire

Wickwar (not to be confused with Warwick) is a village and civil parish in South Gloucestershire, England, located between Chipping Sodbury and Charfield. It is famous for its football club and its high street. At the 2001 census, the parish had a population of 1,943. The Wickwar brewery is a popular local producer of cask ale. The village is on the main Bristol–Birmingham railway line, and once had a station, but this closed in January 1965.
Post townWOTTON-UNDER-EDGE
Administrative CountySouth Gloucestershire
Traditional CountyGloucestershire
OS GridST7288
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
Dialling code01454
Population1,943 (2001)
 

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

Wike Ware ~ Wichen

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

Wickwar, small market town and par., with ry. sta., Gloucestershire, 4 miles N. of Chipping Sodbury and 14½ miles NE. of Bristol, 2328 ac., pop. 917; P.O., T.O. Market-day, Monday. Wickwar is an ancient incorporation. Brewing and malting are largely carried on. The town has an endowed school, and a mechanics institute and reading-room.

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