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Minety, Wiltshire

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Minety, Wiltshire

Minety is a village located in north Wiltshire, between Malmesbury and Swindon. Minety takes its name from the water mint plant found growing in ditches around the village, and has previously been known as Myntey. From 1841 the village was served by Minety railway station (renamed Minety & Ashton Keynes in 1905) on the former Cheltenham and Great Western Union Railway line from Gloucester to Swindon. Although the line remains open the station closed in November 1964 and has been demolished.
Post townMalmesbury
Administrative CountyWiltshire
Traditional CountyWilts, pre-1844 in det pt of Gloucs
OS GridSU0290
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
Population1,398 (2001 census)
 

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

Minty

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

Minty, par. and vil. with ry. sta. (Minety), Wilts, 8 miles NW. of Swindon, 3681 ac., pop. 718; P.O., called Minety; near vil. is Minty House, seat.

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