Place:Pilning, Gloucestershire, England


Located inGloucestershire, England
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Pilning is a village in South Gloucestershire, England, close to Redwick and Severn Beach. Pilning is close to the busy M4, M49 and A403 as well as a railway line running through it, with a minor station.

Because of the close proximity of the River Severn and the English Stones section of the river bed, Pilning has found itself the ideal place to make both a substantial railway tunnel and motorway bridge. The Severn Tunnel opened in 1885 and the Second Severn Crossing opened in 1996.

The parish church of St Peter was completed in 1855 (consecrated 9 August), the principal architect was Thomas Henry Wyatt and H. Crisp it also has a late 20th-century south extension in same style. It is a grade II listed building.

Pilning has an annual Carnival and family fun night. It also has its very own amateur dramatic society "The Village Players".

Village amenities include a shop, a doctor's surgery, and a number of pubs.

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