ST7074 : 2009 : The rest of Abson from the south

taken 8 years ago, near to Abson, South Gloucestershire, Great Britain

2009 : The rest of Abson from the south
2009 : The rest of Abson from the south
ABSON, Gloucestershire - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868
"ABSON, (or Abston), a parish in the hundred of Pucklechurch, in the county of Gloucester, 5 miles S.W. of Chipping Sodbury, and 7 miles N.E. of Bristol. It is united with Wick, and contains the hamlets of Holbrook and Bridge-Yate. It is situated on a branch of the river Avon on the Cotswolds, at the foot of a rocky hill which rises to the height of 200 feet, and consists of alternate strata of limestone and petrosilex.
An ancient camp exists here which is considered to be of British origin. This parish was formerly a possession of Glastonbury Abbey. Toghill, the scene of an engagement in 1642, in which Waller suffered a defeat, and Sir B. Granville was killed, is included in it. Coal and lime are obtained here. Roman coins, urns, bricks, &c., have been found. The living is a perpetual curacy united with the vicarage of Pucklechurch, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. The church is dedicated to St. James."
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Date Taken
Saturday, 19 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 22 September, 2009
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Village > Village   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 705 748 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:28.3212N 2:25.5409W
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 705 746
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