South Gloucestershire Pictures
'Worcester Lodge', Badminton Estate
Original colour images by John Wilkes
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South Gloucestershire churches
South Gloucestershire is in the South West of England, approximately
120 miles West of London and immediately North of Bristol.
The junction of the M4 and M5 motorways is within South Gloucestershire,
giving excellent travel links to all parts of the country.
South Gloucestershire covers approximately 49,700 hectares.
It is an area of diversity and contrast with a variety of communities,
attractive landscape combining fine unspoilt towns and villages with
major areas of new residential, industrial and commercial development.
The area stretches from the River Severn in the west to the Cotswolds
in the east. Its southern boundary skirts Bristol, abuts the River Avon
and extends almost to Bath, and its northerly boundary lies beyond
Falfield on the A38.
Around 252,000 people live in South Gloucestershire. In the next
few years the population is expected to continue to grow by approximately
2,500 per annum.
As the gateway to Wales and the West, both the first and s
econd crossings of the River Severn lie within South Gloucestershire.
The area is well served by the transport network with the M4/M5
interchange at Almondsbury. The M4 (London to South Wales) runs
from east to west, the M5 (Birmingham to Exeter) runs from north to
south, and the M32 gives direct access to Bristol. Main line inter
city passenger rail services are available from Bristol Parkway Station
in Stoke Gifford.
The area has well established manufacturing industries
(aerospace, engineering, food processing) and newer commercial
development, largely located on business parks in the Bradley Stoke
and Stoke Gifford areas. Many high technology companies are now
based in South Gloucestershire and the area has also attracted a
number of large employers in recent years including the Ministry of
Defence Procurement Agency, AXA Sunlife and the RAC regional HQ.
The location of South Gloucestershire in
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Glos West and
To view aspects of the county of Gloucestershire
(as opposed to South Gloucestershire),
refer to Picture Sets 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 below:
Picture Set 1
Picture Set 2
Picture Set 3
Picture Set 4
Picture Set 5
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