Pucklechurch

Pucklechurch
ChurchatPucklechurch.jpg
St Thomas a Becket Church, Grade I listed C of E parish church
Pucklechurch is located in Gloucestershire
Pucklechurch
Pucklechurch
Location within Gloucestershire
Population2,904 [1]
ST698765
Civil parish
  • Pucklechurch
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBRISTOL
Postcode districtBS16
Dialling code0117
PoliceAvon and Somerset
FireAvon
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Gloucestershire
51°29′13″N 2°26′07″W / 51°29′13″N 2°26′07″W / 51.487; -2.4353

Pucklechurch is a large village and civil parish in South Gloucestershire, England, 7.4 miles (11.9 km) ENE of the city of Bristol and 8.9 miles (14.3 km) NW of the city of Bath.

Geography

Bordering at its western boundary the Bristol Semi-Ring Road, the village forms a large eastern cluster of development on a raised area of land in the parish, the northern half of which has 14 listed buildings including the church. It is centrally well-preserved with overall a range of housing in styles of architecture and date - including, increasingly, that of the "red brick" style of which so many property developers are these days so fond. All of the main development of the village is on a knoll or escarpment which descends steeply in the west, and in a few places has long views of the Cotswolds 4 miles (6.4 km) east and land in between.

Through the far north of the parish which is farmland 0.8 miles (1.3 km) from the village centre the busy M4 motorway passes.