Arlington, Gloucestershire

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Grid reference: SP110067
Location: 51°45’32"N, 1°50’29"W
Post town: Cirencester
Postcode: GL7
Local Government
Council: Cotswold
The Cotswolds

Arlington is a Cotswold village in the parish of Bibury, in Gloucestershire. Bibury itself stands on the east side of the River Coln and Arlington on the west. It may be considered a part of Bibury.


In 1066 Arlington had two mills and continued to flourish based on the wool trade until the 18th century.[1]

In the Seventeenth Century, John Custis II of Arlington emigrated to the Colony of Virginia, where in 1675 he built a palatial four-story brick mansion and named it "Arlington":[2][3] This holding became Arlington Estate on the south shore of the Potomac River, opposite the future site of the city of Washington.

Sights of the village

Arlington Row is a nationally notable architectural conservation area depicted on the inside cover of all United Kingdom passports.[4] The cottages were built in 1380 as a monastic wool store.[5] This was converted into a row of cottages for weavers in the seventeenth century.[6] It has been used as a film and television location, most notably for the films Stardust (2007) and Bridget Jones's Diary.

Arlington Manor was built in the 17th century.[7] It has an adjoining 18th century barn.[8]


On the green is a Baptist church built in 1833.[9]

Outside links

("Wikimedia Commons" has material
about Arlington, Gloucestershire)


  1. A History of the County of Gloucester - Volume 7 : Bibury (Victoria County History): (on British History Online|
  2. Custis, John. The Letterbook of John Custis IV of Williamsburg, 1717-1742. Josephine Little Zuppan, ed. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2005, p. 18; Guy, Chris. "Project Casts Light on House Lost to Past." Baltimore Sun. 8 September 2001
  3. Pagan, John Ruston: John Custis (ca. 1629–1696) in ‘Encyclopedia Virginia’
  4. Mullin, Gemma (18 July 2014). "Quiet Gloucestershire village becomes an unlikely tourist attraction after its 14th-century weavers' cottages are featured on millions of passports". Mail Online. Retrieved 28 August 2016. 
  5. National Heritage List 1155677: Arlington Row
  6. Bibury
  7. National Heritage List 1155018: Arlington Manor with forecourt wall
  8. National Heritage List 1088426: Barn adjoining to north-east of Arlington Manor
  9. National Heritage List 1341823: Baptist Church