Thornbury was first recorded as “Thornbyrig” in the 9th century and “Turneberie” manor is noted in the Domesday book as belonging to Matilda of Flanders, the consort of William the Conqueror. Archaeological studies have found evidence of human activity in the area dating as far back as the Stone and Bronze Ages, and the Thornbury hoard which comprised of more than 11,000 coins dated between 260 and 348 CE indicates a strong Roman presence.
Location and travel
Thornbury is a market town in South Gloucestershire’s Severn Valley and it is home to more than 12,000 residents and an array of businesses. The area also includes both Upper and Lower Morton and several farmland areas to the north-east.
Located just 12 miles north of Bristol, Thornbury benefits from excellent road connections. The B4061 is connected to the A38 and the Morton and Midland Ways ensure HGVs can access the nearby industrial estates without travelling through the centre.
The Plain is connected to the High Street and is noted for being the location of the town pump which is often decorated with fresh flowers and messages. Castle Street connects the Plain to St Mary’s Church and Thornbury Castle, which runs past several notable historic buildings such as the Chantry which is now home to a thriving community and arts centre.
The Grade I listed Thornbury Castle is a beautiful example of Tudor architecture and is now operated as a luxury hotel, wedding venue, and restaurant. The 12th century St Mary’s Church is Thornbury’s oldest surviving structure and continues to host services and celebrations to this day.
Both St Mary’s Shopping Centre and Thornbury high street are home to a variety of businesses including national supermarkets and smaller, independent retailers. Additionally, the local market garden is used to grow vegetables sustainably using entirely natural methods and the crops are supplied to local businesses and residents alike.
Notably, many buildings in the local area have been used as filming locations for television shows. Shopfronts have appeared in serial sketches in the Two Ronnies, Castle School has appeared in Casualty, and a nearby power station can be seen in a four-part Doctor Who special.
Thornbury is also home to a leisure centre, tennis club, skate park, beautiful trails including Streamside Walk and the heritage trail, and several sports clubs including Thornbury RFC and Thornbury Town FC.
Providing HR support to Thornbury businesses
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