Arlingham

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Coordinates: 51°47′46″N 2°25′26″W / 51.796°N 2.424°W / 51.796; -2.424

Arlingham
Arlingham is located in Gloucestershire
Arlingham
Arlingham
 Arlingham shown within Gloucestershire
OS grid reference SO7010
Civil parish Arlingham
District Stroud
Shire county Gloucestershire
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Gloucester
Postcode district GL2
Dialling code 01452
Police Gloucestershire
Fire Gloucestershire
Ambulance Great Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament Stroud
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Arlingham is a village and civil parish in the Stroud District of Gloucestershire, England. The 2001 Census recorded a parish population of 410. The parish occupies a peninsula on a sharp bend in the River Severn. The next parish to the east is Fretherne with Saul.

In Passage Road is a fish restaurant called the Passage Inn. Arlingham FC, based near the parish church, is in Stroud League Division Four. The church has some of the oldest stained glass windows in Gloucestershire.

A Ham class minesweeper was named after the village - HMS Arlingham.

The centre of the village is built around The Cross and includes the Red Lion, a large public house partly dating from the 16th century. The village shop closed in 2007.

History[edit]

Arlingham is on the course of a Roman road which crossed the Severn (by a ford or ferry) to Newnham. The ford was in use until the 19th century but a change in the course of the river in 1802 made the ford difficult. The ferry continued in use until after the Second World War. In 1810 the Severn Tunnel Company secured an Act of Parliament to build a tunnel under the river here, and there were various schemes for a bridge, most recently in 1950.[1]

The Domesday Book records the village, whose toponym means "Homestead of the Eorlingas (the tribe of Eorla)".[2]

Arlingham was an exclave of the hundred of Berkeley.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Victoria History of Gloucestershire: Newnham
  2. ^ A.D.Mills, "Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names" (2nd Edition), p.12, OUP, 1997
  3. ^ National Gazetteer, 1868

Further reading[edit]

  • Arlingham, a Snapshot in Time. 2001. 
  • Antiquities of Arlingham Parish. 2008. 
  • Where the River Bends. 2009. 

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