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Somerford Keynes, Gloucestershire

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Somerford Keynes, Gloucestershire

Somerford Keynes is a small village in Gloucestershire, close to the River Thames and Thames Path a couple of miles from its source and close to the Cotswold Water Park. It is on the boundary with Wiltshire midway between Cirencester, Swindon and Malmesbury. The first beavers to be born in Britain for 400 years were born at Lower Mill in the summer of 2008. Somerford Keynes is also the name of a character in the Rutshire Chronicles books by Jilly Cooper.
Administrative CountyGloucestershire
Traditional CountyWiltshire
OS GridSU0195
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityGloucestershire
 

Other names by which Somerford Keynes, Gloucestershire has been known in the past

Somerford

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

Somerford Keynes, par. and vil., Wilts, 4 miles S. of Cirencester, 1573 ac., pop. 322.

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