Ampney St Peter

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Ampney St Peter
Ampney St Peter church.jpg
St Peter's, Ampney St Peter
Grid reference: SP085015
Location: 51°42’44"N, 1°52’42"W
Population: 47  (2001)
Local Government
Council: Cotswold

Ampney St Peter is a small village in Gloucestershire, nestled amongst the Cotswolds. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of just 47.

Immediately to the west of the village is Ampney Crucis, to the north Ampney St Mary and to the east Poulton.

The Ampney Brook flows near the village, which is near to Ampney Crucis and Ampney St Mary, and is about four miles east of Cirencester. The village takes its name from the brook and the local church. Locally the town was known as Easington.

In August 2012 the villages postbox was painted Gold by Royal Mail to signify the gold medal earned by Laura Bechtolsheimer in the team dressage at the 2012 Olympic Games, as this is her home town.[1]

The gold-painted post box, 2012

Outside links

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about Ampney St Peter)


  1. Royal Mail: Gold Postbox at Ampney St Peter