Place:Great Somerford, Wiltshire, England

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NameGreat Somerford
Alt namesBroad Somerfordsource: Family History Library Catalog
Startleysource: hamlet in parish
Seagry Heathsource: location in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.543°N 2.054°W
Located inWiltshire, England
See alsoMalmesbury Hundred, Wiltshire, Englandhundred in which it was located Malmesbury Rural, Wiltshire, England|rural district, 1894 - 1974 |rural district, 1894 - 1974
North Wiltshire District, Wiltshire, England1974-2009
Wiltshire District, Wiltshire, England2009--
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Great Somerford is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England. It is within Dauntsey Vale near the south bank of the river Bristol Avon. It lies approximately 3 1⁄4 miles (5.2 km) southeast of Malmesbury and 12 miles (19 km) west of Swindon. The hamlet of Startley and the location of Seagry Heath are within the bounds of the parish. The parish had a population of 737 in the UK census of 2011.

The parish boundaries to the northeast and east follow the Avon, or in some places the river's former course. In the northwest the boundary partly follows the Rodbourne stream, a small tributary which joins the Avon northwest of the village. The Brinkworth Brook joins the Avon in the northwest corner of the parish.

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