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About the Village

Pucklechurch is a village in South Gloucestershire, England. It sits on an elevated plateau about 8 miles to the north east of Bristol, 8 miles to the north west of Bath and just south of the Cotswolds: it is surrounded almost entirely by agricultural land made up of both arable and dairy farms.

Its population of around 3,000 occupies a variety of houses, from traditional listed stone-built cottages to modern chalet-style bungalows. The centre of the village is home to the oldest properties and here there is a church, a post office and a selection of small local shops, as well as a primary school.

A thriving Community Centre sits alongside a large open recreational area that takes the place of the more traditional village green, and these play host to a huge variety of sporting and social activities. Liquid refreshment, food and entertainment can be also be found at any of Pucklechurch’s three public houses.

On the outskirts of the village are a small industrial estate and a newly constructed young offenders’ institution.

Pucklechurch is twinned with Pringy (Seine-et-Marne), France.

contributed by Gail Boyle