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.

Trowbridge
Town Hall, Trowbridge.jpg
Trowbridge Town Hall, seen frae Fore Street
Trowbridge is locatit in Wiltshire
Trowbridge
Trowbridge
Location within Wiltshire
Population33,108 (in 2011)[1]
OS grid referenceST8557
Unitar authority
Ceremonial coonty
Region
KintraEngland
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Post tounTrowbridge
Postcode destrictBA14
Diallin code01225
PoliceWiltshire
FireDorset an Wiltshire
AmbulanceSooth Wastren
UK Pairlament
WabsteidToun Cooncil
Leet o 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

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.

ReferencesEedit

  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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