Melksham offers the full range of criminal law, prison law, family law and education services.

At the 2011 census, it had a population of 19,357, making it Wiltshire’s fifth-largest settlement after SwindonSalisburyChippenham and Trowbridge.

Melksham developed at a ford across the River Avon. Excavations in 2021 in the grounds of Melksham House found fragments of locally made pottery from the early Iron Age (7th to 4th centuries BC). There is evidence of settlement continuing into the later Iron Age and Roman periods. Melksham is also the name of the Royal Forest that occupied the surrounding of the area in the Middle Ages.

There are two Grade II* listed structures in the parish: St Michael’s Church and one of the chest tombs in its churchyard. The church was recorded at Melksham in Domesday Book, 1086. The parish church of St Michael and All Angels has 12th-century origins, and was enlarged in the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries; in 1845 it was restored by T. H. Wyatt. As the town expanded, in 1876 St Andrew’s church was built in Early English style to serve the Forest area to the northeast of the town.

Melksham has a non-League football club, Melksham Town F.C., who play at the Oakfield Stadium on Eastern Way, which opened in January 2017.

 

HOW TO FIND US

BY CAR

Driving on the A350 whether northbound or southbound, at Farmers Roundabout turn onto Bradford Road towards the town centre.

This is the 1st exit if travelling southbound on the A350, or third exit if travelling northbound.

Follow the road. Careful to stay on this road as the road turns right at the corner of Bath Road.

This will take you past Lidl on the right, and over the bridge crossing the river Avon.

At the roundabout, take 2nd exit onto the high street.

Continue straight onto Market Place.

Take the 2nd exit to stay on Market Place.

Continue onto King Street.

Turn left onto Kingsbury Square. This turning is opposite an old building called Kingbury Hall on the righthand side.

Reeds Melksham office is located in Kingsbury House on the righthand side.

The reception desk is located in Kingsbury House on the right.

 

BY TRAIN

The closest train station is Melksham Station. This is part of the Great Western line.

The trainline runs between Swindon and Westbury, calling at Swindon, Chippenham, Melksham, Trowbridge and Westbury.

At time of writing, trains run approximately every two hours each way Mon-Sat (with peak period extras – nine departures in total) and seven trains each way on Sundays. Two weekday southbound services run through to Southampton Central and two northbound services continue to Cheltenham.

To find the office, please follow the directions below.

 

BY FOOT

It is a 19-minute walk (0.8 miles) from Melksham Train Station.

From Melksham Train Station, take the exit towards the town centre. There is only one platform at Melksham Train Station.

Turn left out of the station and continue straight down this road towards the town centre.

At the end of the road, take a left turn onto the footpath on bath road, following it around to the pedestrian underpass.

This emerges on the other side of A350, continuing Bath Road.

Follow the road straight, until it joins Old Broughton Road (A3102). You will see Lidl opposite you.

Turn left, once again following Bath Road. Walk straight, crossing over the river Avon.

Continue to walk down this road.

You will reach a roundabout, continue walking straight on Bath Road.

At the next roundabout, follow the righthand side path over to the High Street. This is the street with Costa Coffee and the Parsons Nose pub.

Continue to follow the right side of the path, and you will reach Market Place.

Cross over a small inlet road outside Melksham Town Hall. Cross over, and continue straight on King Street.

Turn left onto Kingsbury Square. This turning is opposite an old building called Kingbury Hall on the righthand side.

Reeds Melksham office is located in Kingsbury House on the righthand side.

The reception desk is located in Kingsbury House on the right.

01225 438648

Emergency number: 01225 580 743

Kingsbury House, Kingsbury Square, Melksham, SN12 6HL,

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