lies between Bath and Bristol at the confluence of the Rivers
Avon and Chew.
the bustling town are pastures and woodland that have been
inhabited since early times.†
built villas in the nearby area and it is believed that the
Saxons established a minster in the town.† Following the founding
of Keynsham Abbey by Augustinian monks in 1166, Keynsham grew
to become a prosperous market town.† However, the abbey fell
into ruin after Henry VIII disolved the monasteries in 1539.†
has an abundant water supply and over the centuries this has
been harnassed by the mills in the surrounding area.
the creation of Chew Lake, Keynsham town was prone to flooding
and the 'Great Flood' of 1968 inundated large parts of town
and destroyed its bridges.†
the High Street lies Keynsham Memorial Park.† This peaceful
park, with the River Chew flowing through it, also has children's
play areas and sports facilities.
outskirts of Keysham lies Keynsham Humpy Tumps, one of the
richest acidic grassland sites in the area.†
is home to a Cadburys chocolate factory (formerly Fry's) and
many of the company's favourite lines are made here.