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Dyrham & Hinton are two villages about 2 miles apart with a population of 296 (2011 Census). Together they make up one civil parish administered by Dyrham and Hinton Parish Council and the unitary authority of South Gloucestershire Council. The parish is situated on the south-west side of the Cotswold  escarpment, more specifically within the south-west quadrant of the M4/A46 junction and in the south- east of the county of South Gloucestershire, England.  Map

It has a history extending back to Anglo-Saxon times – the battle of Deorham took place in 577 on Hinton Hill between the local Britons and invading West Saxons. For more information, see next page and the History  Resources page.

In the 19C, Dyrham joined with Hinton (formerly Dyrham cum Hinton) as a civil parish, now known as Dyrham and Hinton.  

In previous times, Dyrham was part of the Blathwayt Estate which was centred locally on the manor house of Dyrham, and most of Hinton was owned by the Corporation of Bristol. In the 20C, most houses in Dyrham and Hinton were sold to private owners - now only one house in Dyrham is owned by the Blathwayts - and some new houses have been built.


Ours is a rural community close enough to Bath (8 miles) and Bristol (16 miles by motorway) to allow  easy social, leisure and business links. The Cotswold Way runs north-south through the parish and the National Trust’s Dyrham Park is situated in the middle. Dyrham and part of Hinton are situated in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Dyrham is a Conservation Area. You can see more about the demographics of Dyrham and Hinton by clicking the link … Link

As in many villages, facilities declined as personal transport improved. Gone are the school, pub (Dyrham), shop and post offices; only the church in Dyrham, the pub in Hinton and the pub in Tolldown (east of Hinton) remain. The essential character of the parish still remains with many buildings of Cotswold stone ranging from small cottages, several of them Grade II listed, up to the National Trust’s Grade I  listed Dyrham House, set in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

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