Church of St Peter, Rodmarton
The village's proximity name includes the Old English maer, which means "boundary", possibly in reference to the county border.
Evidence of a Roman settlement has been found at Rodmarton. A Roman trackway from Cirencester and Chavenage Green runs through the parish, adjacent to which is a long barrow. Roman roads such as the Fosse Way, Portway and the London Way run through or intersect near the parish. In 1636, a number of Roman coins and a tessellated pavement were discovered in the parish.
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.
Statistics gathered during King Charles I's reign tell that the parish had a population of 227. By 1794, the population had grown to 309. Today it is about the same.
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- National Heritage List 1393981: Studio Cottage and ha-ha to rear
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