Tredington, Gloucestershire

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Main Street, Tredington
Grid reference: SO9029
Location: 51°58’0"N, 2°7’60"W
Post town: Tewkesbury
Postcode: GL20
Dialling code: 01684
Local Government
Council: Tewkesbury

Tredington is a small village near Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire. The village has a church and a school but no pubs or shops. Neighbouring villages include Stoke Orchard and Gotherington.

Parish church

The little church of St John the Baptist in Tredington is known for its wooden tower, a twelfth-century architectural plan, mediæval stone benches, and the fossil of an ichthyosaurus displayed upon the floor of its porch.

The steps, base and shaft of the churchyard cross are fourteenth century; the cross is modern.[1]


In the Middle Ages the village belonged to the Confraternity of Burton Lazars, a mediæval order devoted to the care of lepers, whose foundation stood near Melton Mowbray.[2]

The father of the musician Thomas Tomkins was incumbent of the church from 1594 to 1609.[3]


The village school opened in 1880, [4] and is half way between Tredington and Stoke Orchard, in order to serve both communities.

Tredington Community Primary School, as it is now known, is a tiny school serving (at least) the villages of Tredington, Stoke Orchard, Elmstone-Hardwicke and Uckington. Most of the children leaving this school move on to Cleeve School in Bishop's Cleeve.


  1. Mark Child, "Discovering Churches and Churchyards", Shire Discovering Series 298, Osprey Publishing, 2008, ISBN 0-7478-0659-4, p.233
  2. David Marcombe, "The confraternity seals of Burton Lazars Hospital and a newly discovered matrix from Robertsbridge, Sussex", Leic. Arch. Sept 2002
  3. Anthony Boden, "Thomas Tomkins: the last Elizabethan", Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2005, ISBN 0-7546-5118-5, p.44
  4. A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 8 (1968), pp. 228-236 - Tredington