Rodmarton

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Rodmarton
Gloucestershire
St Peter's Church, Rodmarton.jpg
Church of St Peter, Rodmarton
Location
Grid reference: ST945978
Location: 51°40’46"N, 2°4’51"W
Data
Population: 333  (2011)
Post town: Cirencester
Postcode: GL7
Dialling code: 01285
Local Government
Council: The Cotswold
Parliamentary
constituency:
Cotswold

Rodmarton is a village in Gloucestershire, about four miles north-east of Tetbury and six miles west of Cirencester, close to Gloucestershire's border with Wiltshire.

The village's proximity name includes the Old English maer, which means "boundary", possibly in reference to the county border.[1]

History

Evidence of a Roman settlement has been found at Rodmarton.[2] A Roman trackway from Cirencester and Chavenage Green runs through the parish, adjacent to which is a long barrow.[1] Roman roads such as the Fosse Way, Portway and the London Way run through or intersect near the parish.[1][3] In 1636, a number of Roman coins and a tessellated pavement were discovered in the parish.[4]

Bus stop and houses in Rodmarton

By the Domesday Survey in the late 11th century, the parish consisted of three tithings – Rodmarton, Culkerton, and Tarlton.

The nearby hamlet of Tarlton was home to the Arts and Crafts architect and designer Alfred Powell and his wife Louise from the 1920s to 1960. They built themselves a summer home and pottery studio where they designed pottery for Wedgwood and trained local workers in pottery painting.[5]

Statistics gathered during King Charles I's reign tell that the parish had a population of 227.[6] By 1794, the population had grown to 309. Today it is about the same.

See also

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 A History of the County of Gloucester - Volume 11 pp234-236: Rodmarton (Victoria County History)
  2. Lewis, Samuel: 'A Topographical Dictionary of England' (S. Lewis and Co., 1848) p269 ISBN 978-0-8063-1508-9
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  4. Gronow, J.: Review of England and Wales (1849) page 244
  5. National Heritage List 1393981: Studio Cottage and ha-ha to rear
  6. Eden, Frederick Morton (1797). The state of the poor. B. & J. White. pp. 207. https://books.google.com/books?id=1FJHAAAAYAAJ.