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Monkton Farleigh, Wiltshire

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Monkton Farleigh, Wiltshire

Monkton Farleigh is a small village in west Wiltshire, England, 3 miles (6 km) from Bradford-on-Avon, and 5 miles from the city of Bath, Somerset. It is known for its underground mines of Bath Stone, which were converted into one of the largest Ministry of Defence underground ammunition stores in the UK. The civil parish has 34 listed buildings, including: Monkton Farleigh Manor (Grade I) the Refectory at Monkton Farleigh Manor (Grade I ruin) Church of St. Peter (Grade II*)
Post townBradford on Avon
Administrative CountyWiltshire
Traditional CountyWiltshire
OS GridST8065
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityWiltshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWiltshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWiltshire
Ambulance AuthorityGreat Western
Dialling code01225
Population469 (2001 census)
 

Monkton Farleigh, Wiltshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Monkton Farleigh, par. and vil., Wilts, 3½ miles NW. of Bradford on Avon, 1796 ac., pop. 412; P.O.; a priory was founded here in 1125; Monkton Farleigh House was built out of its materials, and occupies part of its site.

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