Trowbridge

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Trowbridge
Town Hall, Trowbridge.jpg
Trowbridge Town Hall, seen frae Fore Street
Trowbridge is locatit in Wiltshire
Trowbridge
Trowbridge
Trowbridge shawn within Wiltshire
Population 33,108 (in 2011)[1]
OS grid reference ST8557
Unitary authority
Ceremonial coonty
Region
Kintra England
Sovereign state Unitit Kinrick
Post toun Trowbridge
Postcode destrict BA14
Diallin code 01225
Polis Wiltshire
Fire Dorset an Wiltshire
Ambulance Sooth Wastren
EU Pairlament South West England
UK Pairlament
Wabsteid Toun Cooncil
List of places
UK
Ingland
Wiltshire
51°19′N 2°13′W / 51.32°N 2.21°W / 51.32; -2.21Coordinates: 51°19′N 2°13′W / 51.32°N 2.21°W / 51.32; -2.21

Trowbridge (/ˈtrbrɪ/ TROH-bridge) is the coonty toun o Wiltshire, Ingland on the River Biss in the wast o the coonty, 8 miles (13 km) sooth east o Bath, Somerset, frae which it is separatit bi the Mendip Hills, which rise 3 miles (4.8 km) tae the wast.

Lang a mercat toun, the Kennet and Avon canal tae the north o Trowbridge haes played a instrumental pairt in the toun's development as it alloued coal tae be transportit frae the Somerset Coalfield an so markit the advent o steam-pouered manufacturin in woollen cloth mills. The toun wis foremaist producer o this mainstay o contemporar clothin an blankets in sooth wast Ingland in the late 18t an early 19t centuries bi which time it held the elkname "The Manchester o the Wast".[2]

The ceevil pairish o Trowbridge haed a population o 33,108 at the 2011 census.[1] The pairish encompasses the dounsets o Longfield, Lower Studley, Upper Studley, Studley Green an Trowle Common. Adjacent pairishes include Staverton, Hilperton, West Ashton, North Bradley, Southwick an Wingfield; nearbi touns are Bradford on Avon, Westbury, Melksham, Frome an Devizes.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Trowbridge - 2011 Census". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 5 June 2015. 
  2. "Wiltshire Council – Wiltshire Community History Get Community Information". history.wiltshire.gov.uk. Retrieved 4 March 2011. 

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