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Grid reference: SP066230
Location: 51°54’21"N, 1°54’17"W
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Hawling is a small village in Gloucestershire, nestled amongst the Cotswolds close to Bourton-on-the-Water and Guiting Power. Cheltenham is about ten miles away.

This is a little place, with a population at 2011 census of just 224.


There is a Church of England parish church and a Methodist church in the village.

The Church of St Edward dates from the early 13th century, with alterations in the 15th, 16th, 18th and late 19th centuries. There are a number of interesting brass and stone monuments inside.

The building forms a group with the Manor House and the Rectory, which are also listed.[1]

About the village

Just to the north-east of the village is the site of mediaeval Hawling, of which earthworks remain if no more.

The Manor House dates back to the Elizabethan era, and Elizabeth I was rumoured to have stayed there. The Manor was the residence of Mrs Dent-Brocklehurst, the mother in law and grandmother of the current owners of Sudeley Castle (which is by Winchcombe, just to the north). She was the mother of Mark Dent-Brocklehurst. The Manor along with the Rectory, Manor Barn and many more are open every Red Cross Day for Gardens.

The Windrush Way long-distance path runs along the north edge of Hawling, on its way southward from Winchcombe then eastward to the River Windrush.


About 1646, the prolific writer and translator Clement Barksdale found refuge in Hawley from the Civil War, taught at a private school there, and became Rector in 1650.[2]

Outside links

("Wikimedia Commons" has material
about Hawling)


  1. Church of St Edward - British Listed Buildings
  2. John Coffey: Barksdale, Clement, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, UK: OUP, 2004) (subscription required)