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Birdlip Primary School
Grid reference: SO925143
Location: 51°49’40"N, 2°6’32"W
Post town: Gloucester
Postcode: GL4
Dialling code: 01452
Local Government
Council: Cotswold
The Cotswolds

Birdlip is a village in the Cotswolds, in Gloucestershire. It is found about six miles south of Cheltenham and eight miles south-east of Gloucester.


Some fine pre-Roman bronze art, including the famous Birdlip Mirror, from around AD 50, was found at Barrow Wake near Birdlip.[1][2]

The village was once on the main road between Gloucester and Cirencester, now the A417. The building of a bypass, which opened in December 1988, moved the main route away from the village.[3][4]

Black Horse Ridge is a 17th-century building that until 1900 was a public house.[5] A lodge adjacent to Black Horse Ridge was designed by Richard Pace and built in 1822.[5] Birdlip's remaining pub is The Royal George Hotel, which was built in the 19th century.[5]

Birdlip House is a Georgian house built late in the 18th century.[5]

The Church of England parish church of St Mary burned down in 1897, and was replaced in 1957 by a new church designed by the architect Harold Stratton-Davis.[5]

About the village

Birdlip is on the Cotswold Way long-distance walking route. The view from Barrow Wake viewpoint in the village takes in much of the Vale of Gloucester.

Located next to the primary school is Birdlip and Brimpsfield Cricket Club (BBCC). The club is famous for once fielding a team made entirely of members of the Partridge family.

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