Place:Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, England

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NameIron Acton
Alt namesActunesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 113
Iron-Actonsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeVillage
Coordinates51.55°N 2.467°W
Located inGloucestershire, England
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Iron Acton is a village and civil parish in South Gloucestershire, England. The village is about west of Yate and about northeast of the centre of Bristol. The B4058 road used to pass through the village but now by-passes it just to the north.

The "iron" part of the toponym originates from the iron that used to be mined near the village. "Acton" is derived from the Old English for "farm (or village) with oak trees". Still today there is an oak wood in the village beside the River Frome.

The civil parish also includes the smaller villages of Latteridge and Engine Common.

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