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Pewsey, Wiltshire

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Pewsey, Wiltshire

Pewsey is a large village, often considered a small town, at the centre of the Vale of Pewsey in Wiltshire about 80 miles west of London. It is well connected to London, the West Country and Wales being close to the M4 motorway and the A303 via the A345 which crosses the village. Also, the village is served by Pewsey railway station on the Reading to Taunton line. For this reason Pewsey is popular as a location with commuters.
Post townPewsey
Administrative CountyWiltshire
Traditional CountyWiltshire
OS GridSU1660
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityWiltshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWiltshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWiltshire
Ambulance AuthorityGreat Western
Dialling code01672
Population3,237 (2001 census)

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

Pevesei ~ Pevesie

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

Pewsey, small market town with ry. sta., Wilts, in E. of co., on a headstream of river Avon, near Kennet and Avon Canal, 7 miles by road and 11 miles by rail S. of Marlborough, 4791 ac., pop. 1895; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Tuesday. Pewsey has an old church, and is a seat of petty sessions. The trade is mainly agricultural. The Vale of Pewsey separates Marlborough Downs from Salisbury Plain, and is flanked by slopes of chalk hills.

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