Duntisbourne Leer

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Duntisbourne Leer
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Dustinbourne Leer Ford
Grid reference: SO975075
Location: 51°45’58"N, 2°2’13"W
Post town: Cirencester
Postcode: GL7
Dialling code: 01285
Local Government
Council: Cotswold
The Cotswolds

Duntisbourne Leer is a village in Gloucestershire, sitting amongst the Cotswolds some ten miles south-east of Gloucester and four and a half miles north-west of Cirencester. Nearby villages include Duntisbourne Abbots and Duntisbourne Rouse.

The village was recorded as Duntesborne in the Domesday Book, the name coming from the Old English for "Dunt's stream" after an otherwise unknown progenitor. The Domesday Book records that the hamlet then belonged to the Abbey of Lyre in Normandy, from which the village receives the suffix 'Leer'.[1]

Nutbeam Farmhouse in the village is a Grade II* listed building, dating in part from the 15th century, and part of the former monastic estate.


  1. Mills, A. D. (1998). Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford University Press. pp. 120. ISBN 0-19-280074-4.
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