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St Bartholomew's church, Notgrove Geograph-3808498-by-Philip-Halling.jpg
St Bartholomew's church, Notgrove
Grid reference: SP108202
Location: 51°52’50"N, 1°50’37"W
Population: 184  (2011)
Post town: Cheltenham
Postcode: GL54
Dialling code: 01451
Local Government
Council: Cotswold
The Cotswolds

Notgrove is a village in Gloucestershire, approximately eighteen miles east of Gloucester. It stands amongst the Cotswolds.

The village is found eleven miles east of Cheltenham and about four and half miles west of Bourton-on-the-Water. Nearby villages include Turkdean, Cold Aston, Hazleton, Naunton and Salperton.


The village was recorded as Natangrafum (dative plural) between 716–43.[1] It is listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Nategrave or Nategraua, the name coming from the Old English næt graf meaning "wet grove or copse".[1]

Former Railway

There was once a station here, on the Banbury and Cheltenham Direct Railway.


The parish church is dedicated to St Bartholomew. It is a Norman church, believed to be on the site of an Anglo-Saxon cemetery.[2] The church monuments include effigies to the descendants of Richard Whittington; the famous Dick Whittington, thrice mayor of London.[3]

Outside links

("Wikimedia Commons" has material
about Notgrove)


  1. 1.0 1.1 Mills, Anthony David: 'A Dictionary of British Place-Names' (Oxford University Press, 2003) ISBN 978-0-19-852758-9
  2. Hall, Michael (1993). Stratford-Upon-Avon and the Cotswolds. The Pevensey Press. pp. 91. ISBN 0-907115-68-3. 
  3. John Betjeman (1958). Collins Guide to English Parish Churches. Collins. pp. 175.