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Bradenstoke, Wiltshire

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Bradenstoke, Wiltshire

Bradenstoke is a village in Wiltshire, England situated to the north of the RAF Lyneham airbase and to the south of the River Braydon. Originally lying within Braydon Forest, the "stoke" means "settlement". The parish itself is named Bradenstoke cum Clack, the latter being an ancient earthworks. The name Clack has also been attributed to the sound through the village of an ancient mill once in operation. As in the phrase " the child's mouth was going like a mill's clack".
Administrative CountyWiltshire
Traditional CountyWiltshire
OS GridSU0079
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityWiltshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWiltshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWiltshire
Ambulance AuthorityGreat Western

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

Bradenestoche ~ Bradenestoch

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

Bradenstoke, hill, 5½ miles SW. of Wotton Basset, N. Wilts.

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