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Filton is a town in  Gloucestershire, and is situated on the  outskirts of Bristol, about 4 miles from Bristol's city centre, postcode areas BS7 and BS34. Filton the town centres upon the 12th Century Church, and is a grade II listed building. Closeby are the towns of Patchway and Bradley Stoke.


Filton can be reached from Junction 1 of the M32 motorway, or from Junction 16 of the M5 motorway. Filton can also be reached by railway, from its railway station, Filton Abbey Wood.


Filton has two large shopping areas - the Shield Centre and Abbey Wood Retail Park.

Filton has an airport connection since the early days of the Bristol Airplane Company. Airplane companies in Filton include BAE Systems, Airbus, Rolls-Royce and MBDA factories, all located near Filton airdrome. The Bristol-Filton airport is a major connection to the nearby areas by air. Filton is also a resting place of Concorde in the air museum.


Filton has a number educational venues which include South Gloucestershire and Stroud College, Abbeywood Community School and several primary schools. The University of the West of England is also nearby.




At the early part of the 20th century, Filton was a small detached village, north of the city of Bristol. Farming was the main way of life. There was a large factory-like laundry in the village, which was a start of the industrial integration of Filton.


The village also had a railway line which connected Bristol to South Wales. There was only a small station near the current Abbey Wood Station untill around 1910, when a much larger one was open, known as Filton Junction. This station was opened on completion of the root from Bristol to London.

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