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St Michael and All Angels, Bussage
Grid reference: SO887037
Location: 51°43’56"N, 2°9’50"W
Post town: Stroud
Postcode: GL6
Dialling code: 01453
Local Government
Council: Stroud

Bussage is a village in Gloucestershire, above the Golden Valley in the Cotswolds. It is one of a string of village along the valley stretching downstream from Stroud.

Helicopter outing over Bussage c1991


There is an older part to the village and a newer part. The village is situated close to the A419, between Brimscombe, Eastcombe and Chalford Hill, and near the River Frome.

The newer part of Bussage is a complex estate of houses that used to be known as the Manor Farm Estate, after the original farm of the same name. The original farmhouse is still inhabited and can be found in the estate. This estate was constructed by a number of builders, the primary being Robert Hitchens Ltd.

Parish church

The parish church of Bussage is dedicated to St Michael & All Angels. This church was founded by Thomas Keble (after whom the local secondary school was renamed) and was consecrated in October 1846.[1]

About the village

The village pub is the Ram Inn situated on The Ridge. There is a primary school at nearby Eastcombe, another at Chalford Hill. Thomas Keble School at Eastcombe was known as Manor School until September 1990.

There is also a small shopping centre with a small range of local shops and a community centre.

To the south of the Manor Farm Estate is a small woodland, known as Frithwood. This wood, owned by Robert Hitchens Ltd., was subject to an attempt to be registered as a village green in 2005. This was rejected by the council in September of that year.[2]

Outside links

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about Bussage)