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Tormarton, South Gloucestershire

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Tormarton, South Gloucestershire

Tormarton is a village in South Gloucestershire, England. Its name may come from Thor Maer Tun meaning The settlement with the thorn (tree) on the boundary. Another source suggests the name derives from the church tower (Tor) on the border between Wessex and Mercia (Anglo-Saxon Meark). It is one mile North-East of junction 18 of the M4 motorway, with the A46 road and close to the border between Wiltshire and South Gloucestershire. As of 2001 there were 144 households and the population was 348.
Administrative CountySouth Gloucestershire
Traditional CountyGloucestershire
OS GridST7678
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 218

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


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

Tormarton, par. and vil., Gloucestershire, 4 miles SE. of Chipping Sodbury, 2656 ac., pop. 424; P.O.

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