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Chipping Sodbury is a market Town in Gloucestershire, notable for entrepreneurs, magical authors, and computer programming and high tech. It neighbors Yate, a major shopping destination for the local area.


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The name comes from Old English: Sodbury means "Soppa's fort", Chipping indicates that a market was held there. The town waqs started when local land owner William Crassus decided to hold markets separately to his estate in Old Sodbury. The market became the nucleus of Chipping Sodbury and markets are still held to this day. It was boosted in the Elizabethan era by becoming a popular stop for the new era of coaches, with many inns spring up; some of which are still in service as pubs. Due to the rapid expansion of neighbouring town Yate, which is now contiguous with Chipping Sodbury, the two are often referenced as a single unit. Chipping Sodbury has retained a village-like quality compared to its more modern neighbour.

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  • Train - Get to Yate station and take the bus/taxi from there
  • Bus - There are plenty of bus services in the area, mostly ran by First Bus.
  • Car - Around 20 minutes drive from the motorway network, M4 Junction 18 and M32 Junction 1 are the usual motorway links.

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