Place:Horton, Gloucestershire, England

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NameHorton
Alt namesHoredonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 113
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates51.567°N 2.333°W
Located inGloucestershire, England
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Horton is a village on the Cotswold Edge, in South Gloucestershire, England. It is about 2½ miles from Chipping Sodbury. The nearest settlement is Little Sodbury, about 1½ miles away; Hawkesbury Upton and Dunkirk are both 2½ miles away.

It is a linear settlement built up the bank of a steep hill. Horton Court is a stone-built manor house, now in the ownership of the National Trust. The name Horton is a common one in England. It normally derives from Old English horu 'dirt' and tūn 'settlement, farm, estate', presumably meaning 'farm on muddy soil', but the historical forms of this Horton vary, including the Domesday Horedone, Hortune from 1167, and the 1291 form Heorton, the latter of which could point to Old English heort 'stag'.

The Little Avon River rises nearby, near Horton Farm.

It is a fairly Conservative area, with opinion polls during the UK General Election 2010 showing about 75% saying that they would almost certainly vote Conservative. There were no Labour supporters amongst those questioned.

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