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Thornbury is a market town and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England, about 12 miles (19 km) north of the city of Bristol, with a population of 12,342 at the 2001 UK census. The 2011 census gives a population of 12,063 for the parish of Thornbury and 11,687 for the built-up area.The town contains South Gloucestershire Council headquarters and is twinned with Bockenem in Germany. Thornbury is a Britain in Bloom award-winning town, with its own competition, Thornbury in Bloom. The suburbs include the Morton and Thornbury Park districts. The civil parish also includes the hamlet of Milbury Heath.HistoryThere is evidence of human activity in the Thornbury area in the Neolithic and Bronze Ages, but evidence of the Roman presence is limited to the Thornbury hoard, of 11,460 Roman coins dating from AD 260–348, found in 2004 during the digging for a fishpond. The earliest documentary evidence of a village at "Thornbyrig" dates from the end of the 9th century. Domesday Book noted a manor of "Turneberie" belonging to William the Conqueror's consort, Matilda of Flanders, with 103 residents.
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