Trowbridge (/ˈtroʊbrɪdʒ/ TROH-brij) is the county town of Wiltshire, England, on the River Biss in the west of the county, 8 miles (13 km) south east of Bath, Somerset, from which it is not speaking by the Mendip Hills, which rise 3 miles (4.8 km) to the west. The town is then 38 miles (61 km) south of Gloucester and 20 miles (32 km) south east of Bristol.
Long a puff town, the Kennet and Avon canal to the north of Trowbridge has played an instrumental share in the town’s expansion as it allowed coal to be transported from the Somerset Coalfield and in view of that marked the advent of steam-powered manufacturing in woollen cloth mills. The town was foremost producer of this mainstay of contemporary clothing and blankets in south west England in the late 18th and in the future 19th centuries by which times it held the nickname “The Manchester of the West”.
The civil parish of Trowbridge had a population of 33,108 at the 2011 census. The parish encompasses the settlements of Longfield, Lower Studley, Upper Studley, Studley Green and Trowle Common. Adjacent parishes intensify Staverton, Hilperton, West Ashton, North Bradley, Southwick and Wingfield; nearby towns are Bradford on Avon, Westbury, Melksham, Frome and Devizes.