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Lower Lodge, Ozleworth Park
Location: 51°38’23"N, 2°18’4"W
Post town: Wotton-under-Edge
Postcode: GL12
Dialling code: 01453
Local Government
Council: Cotswold

Ozleworth is a village in Gloucestershire, approximately 19 miles south of Gloucester. It lies in the Cotswolds.

Ozleworth was known as Oslan wyrth in 940, derived from the Old English words osle + weorþ, meaning either "Osla's enclosure " or "Blackbird enclosure ".[1] It is listed as Osleworde in the Domesday Book of 1086.[2]

Ozleworth lies within the Cotswolds, a range of hills designated an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'. It is approximately 19 miles south of Gloucester and 20 miles southwest of Cirencester.

Nearby villages include Alderley, Wortley, Tresham, Leighterton, Lasborough, Newington Bagpath, Owlpen, and Kingscote.

Newark Park

Main article: Newark Park

Newark Park is a National Trust property which was once a Tudor hunting lodge built by the Poyntz family.


St. Nicholas church

The parish church is St Nicholas of Myra, a Norman church known to have been in existence in 1131. It has a cruciform structure, with one bell.[3] It has an unusual hexagonal tower located in the centre of the church between the nave and the chancel.[4][5] The current nave and font were added in the early 13th century.[4] Archaeological evidence suggests that there was no nave before this time and that the tower originally formed part of the western wall of the church.[6]

The churchyard is circular.

No longer active, the church is looked after by the Churches Conservation Trust.

Outside links

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  1. Mills, A. D. (1998). Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford University Press. pp. 265. ISBN 0-19-280074-4. 
  2. "Ozleworth". Domesday Book. The National Archives. 1086. http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/details-result.asp?Edoc_Id=7577133&queryType=1&resultcount=1. Retrieved 2008-05-09. 
  3. "Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868". GENUKI. http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/GLS/Ozleworth/Gaz1868.html. Retrieved 2008-05-31. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 Hall, Michael (1993). Stratford-Upon-Avon and the Cotswolds. The Pevensey Press. pp. 91. ISBN 0-907115-68-3. http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=GopyAAAACAAJ. 
  5. British Archaeological Association (1847). The Archaeological Journal. Oxford University. pp. 107. http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=6TMGAAAAQAAJ. 
  6. Fernie, Eric (2000). The Architecture of Norman England. Oxford University Press. pp. 243. ISBN 0-19-925081-2. http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=jMURu7Hfx6kC.