Whittington, Gloucestershire

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Whittington
Gloucestershire
St. Bartholomew's Church, Whittington.jpg
St Bartholomew's Church, Whittington
Location
Grid reference: SP014209
Location: 51°53’13"N, 1°58’51"W
Data
Local Government
Council: Cotswold
Parliamentary
constituency:
The Cotswolds

Whittington is a little village in Gloucestershire, sitting amongst the Cotswolds four miles south-east of Cheltenham, just off the busy A40 road.

History & Amenities

The village is not large and the properties are spread along the main village roads. Whittington Court is one of the larger properties and was the old manor house. Set near Whittington Court is the parish church dedicated to St. Bartholomew.

The village was mentioned in Domesday. The church is early Norman architecture in origin. It is the site of Roman settlements notably at a field called Wycomb (formerly Wickham).[1]

The Cotswold Hills are situated nearby with Cleeve Hill rising up above the village, the Cotswold's highest point.

There are two nature reserves by the village, 'Dowdeswell Reservoir and Wood'[2] and 'Arle Grove'.[3]

Outside links

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References

  1. A History of the County of Gloucester - Volume 9 pp233-248: Parishes: Whittington (Victoria County History)
  2. Kelham, A, Sanderson, J, Doe, J, Edgeley-Smith, M, et al, 1979, 1990, 2002 editions, 'Nature Reserves of the Gloucestershire Trust for Nature Conservation/Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust'
  3. Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust: Arle Grove