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Little Sodbury
The church of St Adeline, Little Sodbury
Population 113 (2011 Census)
OS grid reference ST726822
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BRISTOL
Postcode district BS37
Dialling code 01454
Police Avon and Somerset
Fire Avon
Ambulance Great Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
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51°32′46″N 02°21′05″W / 51.54611°N 2.35139°W / 51.54611; -2.35139Coordinates: 51°32′46″N 02°21′05″W / 51.54611°N 2.35139°W / 51.54611; -2.35139

Little Sodbury is an English village in South Gloucestershire, located between Chipping Sodbury, to the West, Old Sodbury to the South, Badminton, and the A46 road to the East and Horton and Hawkesbury Upton, to the north.

The "manor of Sodbury" comprises the nearby Chipping Sodbury and Old Sodbury: it is distinct from that of Little Sodbury.

St Adeline's Church was built in 1859 by William James.

The 15th century, 17,385 square feet (1,615.1 m2) Little Sodbury Manor was the home of Sir John Walsh who employed William Tyndale as chaplain and tutor to his grandchildren in 1522–3; by tradition he began his translation of the Bible in his bedroom here. The manor retains the porch and Great Hall, with a timber roof resting on corbels carved as shield-bearing angels, of the fifteenth-century courtyard house. The house fell into disrepair in the nineteenth century, but was restored by architect Sir Harold Brakspear for Lord Grosvenor and later Baron de Tuyll.

Little Sodbury's Iron Age hill fort reshaped by the Romans is accessible from the village via the Cotswold Way at . There is a Royal Observer Corps post at . Little Sodbury is one of three Thankful Villages in Gloucestershire – those rare places that suffered no fatalities during the Great War of 1914 to 1918.

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