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Calne, Wiltshire

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Calne, Wiltshire

Calne is a town in Wiltshire, southwestern England. It is situated at the northwestern extremity of the North Wessex Downs hill range, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The town lies on the River Marden, the Wilts & Berks Canal and the A4 road 19 miles east of Bath (the closest city), 6 miles east of Chippenham and 13 miles west of Marlborough. Wiltshire's county town of Trowbridge is 15 miles to the southwest, with London some 91 miles to the east.
Post townCALNE
Administrative CountyWiltshire
Traditional CountyWiltshire
OS GridST9971
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityWiltshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWiltshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWiltshire
Ambulance AuthorityGreat Western
Dialling code01249 (Chippenham)
Population13,606
 

Other names by which Calne, Wiltshire has been known in the past

Caln ~ Caunalne

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

Calne, town and mun. bor. and par., N. Wilts, 6 miles SE. of Chippenham and 99 W. of London by rail -- par., 8079 ac., pop. 5194; town, 410 ac., pop. 3405; mun. bor., 939 ac., pop. 2474; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Wednesday, has flax-mills, paper-mills, and flour-mills, but the principal trade is the curing of bacon. The bor. returned 1 member until 1885.

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