Place:Wickwar, Gloucestershire, England

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NameWickwar
Alt namesWichensource: Domesday Book (1985) p 115
TypeTown
Coordinates51.6°N 2.4°W
Located inGloucestershire, England
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Wickwar (not to be confused with Warwick) is a village and civil parish in South Gloucestershire, England, located between Chipping Sodbury and Charfield. At the 2001 census, the parish had a population of 1,943. The Wickwar brewery is a popular local producer of cask ale.

The village is on the main BristolBirmingham railway line, and once had a station, but this closed in January 1965. To the south, the line passes through a tunnel long. Wickwar also lies near to the source of the Little Avon River, which rises in woodland to the east.

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