Place:Tormarton, Gloucestershire, England

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NameTormarton
Alt namesTormentonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 115
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates51.5°N 2.333°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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Tormarton is a village in South Gloucestershire within the ceremonial county of Gloucestershire, England. Its name may come from Thor Maer Tun meaning "The settlement with the thorn (tree) on the boundary." Another source suggests the name derives from the church tower (Tor) on the border between Wessex and Mercia (Anglo-Saxon: Meark). It is one mile northeast of junction 18 of the M4 motorway with the A46 road and close to the border between Wiltshire and South Gloucestershire. In 2001 there were 144 households and the population was 348.

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