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Brinkworth, Wiltshire

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Brinkworth, Wiltshire

Brinkworth, in northern Wiltshire, is the longest village in Britain, at over 6 miles (although the main urban core extends for less than 1 mile). It is roughly equidistant between the towns of Malmesbury and Wootton Bassett and lies less than 1 km north of the M4 motorway. The Woodbridge Brook, a tributary of the Bristol Avon passes to the north of the village and another tributary of the Avon, the Brinkworth Brook (called locally 'Thunder Brook') passes to the south.
Post townCHIPPENHAM
Administrative CountyWiltshire
Traditional CountyWiltshire
OS GridSU0184
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityWiltshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWiltshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWiltshire
Ambulance AuthorityGreat Western
Dialling code01666
Population1,300
 

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

Brecheorde ~ Brenchewrde

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

Brinkworth, par. and vil., N. Wilts, 5 miles SE. of Malmesbury, 5464 ac., pop. 1158; P.O.

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