Visit Chipping Sodbury and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, is an attractive little market town on the A432 just off the A46 from Old Sodbury. It has a typical wide Cotswold main street, with several good Georgian brick as well as some rather severe Cotswold stone houses. At the top of the street stands a l6th century market-cross. Although its Town Hall is 15th century, it is masked by a Victorian Tudor façade built on to it in 1858. The fine 15th century Church of St John the Baptist with its lofty pinnacled tower was considerably restored in 1869 by Street who built London's Law Courts. There is a l4th century doorway with an enthroned Christus and a l3th century chancel arch with a curious carving of a master clothworker and his wife. The unusual pulpit with its pinnacled canopy is reached through a hole in one of the nave pillars supporting the barrelled roof of the church. It had been completely lost and was rediscovered by Street when he was restoring the church.
Two miles South East of Chipping Sodbury lies Dodington Park, landscaped by Capability Brown. Many generations of Codringtons have lived in the splendid early Regency Dodington House built by James Wyatt in l796—l8l7. He gave the beautifully proportioned house a façade of six Corinthian columns surmounted by an imposing pediment. Inside is one of Wyatt's most elegant staircases, which must have been seen at its best during balls given to celebrate the victory of Trafalgar where one of the Codringtons fought with Lord Nelson. The imposing stables are well worth a visit. Wyatt built the little Classical church about six years after the house. The lakes and lodges in the park make for an interesting drive.
Adjacent cities/towns/villages: Acton Turville, Alderley, Alveston, Bath, Bristol, Brislington, Castle Combe, Charfield, Chippenham, Cold Ashton, Colerne, Cromhall, Didmarton, Downend, Doynton, Dunkirk, Dursley, Dyrham, Falfield, Fishponds, Frampton Cotterell, Frenchay, Great Badminton, Hambrook, Hawkesbury, Hillsley, Horton, Iron Acton, Kingswood, Kingswood, Leighterton, Luckington, Malmesbury, Mangotsfield, Nettleton, North Wraxall, Oldbury on the Hill, Oldbury-on-Severn, Rangeworthy, Rudloe, Siston, Slaughterford, Sopworth, Staple Hill, Stapleton, Stoke Gifford, Thornbury, Tormarton, Tortworth, Warmley, West Kington, Westerleigh, Wick, Wickwar, Winterbourne, Wotton-under-Edge, Yate
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- a Chipping Sodbury bed and breakfast (a Chipping Sodbury B&B or Chipping Sodbury b and b)
- a Chipping Sodbury guesthouse
- a Chipping Sodbury hotel (or motel)
- a Chipping Sodbury self-catering establishment, or
- other Chipping Sodbury accommodation