Trowbridge is an English town in the county of Wiltshire. The Kennet and Avon Canal flows north of Trowbridge and played a significant role in the city's development. Coal could be brought from the coal fields in Somerset. The origin of the name is not known exactly. On the one hand, it is believed that the name is derived from "tree bridge" and indicates the first bridge over the bite, on the other hand, it is believed that it comes from the bridge at Trowle. Trowle is a small village west of the city.