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Keynsham

Andrea Sullivan

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Keynsham has been a market town since medieval times and is a civil parish located between Bath and Bristol in Somerset.  The town was listed in the Domesday Book as Cainesham and historical evidence indicates that there has been settlement in the area since pre-historic times.  Visible signs of Roman remains are scattered around the vicinity.

Keynsham is surrounded by rolling countryside and sits on the A4 corridor between Bristol and Bath.  It has a good rail link, benefiting from a railway station that offers regular services to London and the South West and is in easy walking distance of the town centre.

Keynsham’s Memorial Park is a popular attraction to residents and visitors alike.  It extends over 26 acres of land and runs parallel to the High Street.  The park was named to commemorate the war dead of Keynsham, and now commemorates those killed in the First and Second World Wars as well as the Falklands conflict. 

The two rivers, the River Avon and the River Chew, converge in the town.  In 1968, the town was subject to a serious flood where large parts of the town were inundated.  The river levels are now controlled by the Keynsham lock and sluices.

The area benefits from an excellent network of walking and cycling routes, including the Monarch’s Way, the River Avon Trail and the Bristol and Bath Railway path.  

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