Broad Campden

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Broad Campden
St Michael and All Angels, Broad Campden.jpg
St Michael and All Angels, Broad Campden
Grid reference: SP158378
Location: 52°2’20"N, 1°46’16"W
Local Government
Council: Cotswold
The Cotswolds

Broad Campden is a small village in Gloucestershire, with a church and pub, and notable for its beauty and fine walking trails.


The village is the site of the listed partly 12th century Norman Chapel House that was renovated by C. R. Ashbee for the art historian Ananda Coomaraswamy and his wife, the hand weaver, Ethel (later Ethel Mairet) from 1905 to 1907. It was the home of the Arts & Crafts Essex House Press from 1907 and Ashbee lived there from 1911.[1]

Norman Chapel House doorway


In the 18th century there were 54 houses and just over 250 inhabitants; by 1971 there were over seventy houses but only 137 inhabitants.[2]

17th century Quaker Meeting House
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  1. National Heritage List 1341989: Norman Chapel House
  2. The Past and Present of a North Cotswold Village, 1971, J. P. Nelson (cited in newspaper article)