Place:Old Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England

NameOld Sodbury
Alt namesSopeberiesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 114
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates51.533°N 2.35°W
Located inGloucestershire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inAvon, England     (1974 - 1996)
Gloucestershire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoGrumbalds Ash (hundred), Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was located
South Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire, Englandunitary authority of which it has been part since 1996
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source: Family History Library Catalog
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Old Sodbury is a small village and civil parish in the valley of the River Frome just below and to the west of the Cotswold escarpment and to the east of Chipping Sodbury and Yate in South Gloucestershire within the ceremonial county of Gloucestershire, England. It is situated in the area once known as the Hundred of Grumbald's Ash. The village extends from Chipping Sodbury in the west to the Cotswold Edge in the east and is on the Cotswold Way. The Badminton road (A432) winds eastwards through the village, up to its junction with the A46, which runs along the top of the Cotswold escarpment from Bath to Stroud.

The village lies on an old coaching route, and is much more ancient than its westerly neighbour, Chipping Sodbury: hence the name 'Old' Sodbury.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Old Sodbury.

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