Barrington, Gloucestershire

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Barrington is a civil parish in the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 209.

The parish includes the villages of Great Barrington and Little Barrington, on either side of the River Windrush. To the east the parish borders Oxfordshire.

Famous people[edit]

The following people are connected with Great and Little Barrington:

  • Thomas Wharton, 1st Marquess of Wharton, created a scandal in 1682 when, during a drunken rampage, he desecrated the church at Great Barrington; although he became a leading figure in Government, he was never allowed to forget the episode.

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Coordinates: 51°48′50″N 1°41′40″W / 51.81389°N 1.69444°W / 51.81389; -1.69444