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Population  7,000
Region  South West
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Local time  Thursday 11:25 PM
Civil parish  Bitton
UK parliament constituency  Kingswood
OS grid reference  ST674717
Country  England
Post town  BRISTOL
Dialling code  0117
Ceremonial county  Gloucestershire
Unitary authority  South Gloucestershire
Oldland Common
Weather  7°C, Wind NE at 27 km/h, 83% Humidity

Oldland Common is a village in South Gloucestershire, England, on the outskirts of Bristol. It is in the civil parish of Bitton, approximately 8 miles between the centres of cities Bristol and Bath. It is a mainly residential area with a few small shops for the local community.


Map of Oldland Common, Bristol, UK

Oldland Common is the birthplace of the famous astronomer Sir Bernard Lovell, and is home to the Sir Bernard Lovell secondary school, a designated language college opened by Lovell himself in 1972, once attended by England cricketer Marcus Trescothick and Millwall FC manager, and former Bristol Rovers FC player, Ian Holloway. Other schools in the village are St. Anne's Church of England Primary School (built in 1837 & initially called Oldland National School), Redfield Edge Primary School and Cherry Gardens Primary School.

The village lies on the Avon Valley Railway, a three-mile long heritage railway, where it is served by Oldland Common railway station. It is part of the civil parish of Bitton which has a population of approx. 9,000 (according to the 2011 Census).

Oldland Common was first mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. As was common in the surrounding area, the village was involved in the coal mining industry and had its own pit on Cowhorn Hill during the 1800s.

The village has three public houses: The Crown and Horseshoe, The Cherry Tree and The Dolphin. The largest place of worship in the village is St Anne's Church of England church. Its grounds contain a separate social area, the Orchard Rooms. Other local churches include the Oldland Methodist Church (shown in photograph above) and the small United Reformed Church.

The village is also home to the 54th Kingswood (St Anne's) Scout Group.

On 30 October 2012, mobile phone operator EE launched their 4G signal for superfast internet in Bristol, meaning the village of Oldland Common is now connected to 4G. The 4G signal mast is situated at Redfield Hill in the village.


An electoral ward in the same name exists. This stretches north from Oldland Common to Bitton and had a population of 7685 at the time of the 2011 census.

Sport and leisure

Oldland is home to the non-League football clubs Oldland Abbotonians F.C. in the Western Football League and Crown & Horseshoe F.C. in the Bath and District League.


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