Winford

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Winford is a small village and civil parish within the Chew Valley, Somerset, England. It is within the unitary authority of North Somerset about south of Bristol. The parish has a population of 1,995.

The parish includes the village of Felton which is close to the A38, Bristol International Airport and Hartcliff Rocks Quarry and Lulsgate Quarry Sites of Special Scientific Interest. On Felton Common, between the village and the airport, is the church of St Katherine and All Holy Martyrs, which was built around 1868, and the remains of a windmill which has been converted into a private house.

The small village of Regil also falls within the parish, although it has its own small church dedicated to St James, one pub, a village hall and several farms.

Winford village lies on the route of the Monarch's Way long distance footpath and has one pub, a village post office and several farms in the surrounding area.

History

Winford was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Wenfre, meaning 'The carriage journey' from the Old English woenfaru. The term journey can also mean route.

Governance

The parish council has responsibility for local issues, including setting an annual precept (local rate) to cover the council’s operating costs and producing annual accounts for public scrutiny. The parish council evaluates local planning applications and works with the local police, district council officers, and neighbourhood watch...
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