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Bremilham

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OS grid reference  ST903860
Country  England
Post town  MALMESBURY
Ceremonial county  Wiltshire
UK parliament constituency  North Wiltshire
Region  South West
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Postcode district  SN16
Civil parish  Norton, Wiltshire
Unitary authority  Wiltshire Council
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Bremilham, also known as Cowage or Cowich, is a small settlement and former civil parish in Wiltshire, England. It is near the hamlet of Foxley in the parish of Norton. The nearest town is Malmesbury, about 2 miles (3.2 km) away to the north east.

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The place-name 'Bremilham' is first attested in 1065, as 'Bremelham', and means 'village where brambles or blackberries grew'. In 1831, the population of the parish was 33. On some present-day maps, only Cowage Farm is shown.

Bremilham was a small ecclesiastical parish until 1893 when it was united with Foxley. In 1934 Foxley (with Bremilham) was transferred to the civil parish of Norton.

Church

Bremilham's tiny Church of England parish church claims to be the smallest in England, measuring ten feet by eleven feet. It is the surviving part of a 15th-century church and is Grade II listed. One service is held each year. It has no dedication and the parish registers go back only to 1813.

References

Bremilham Wikipedia


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