Boughspring shown within Gloucestershire
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Settlement at Boughspring dates back to Roman times when a villa was built nearby. Boughspring Roman Villa was excavated in 1969 and again in 1985, which uncovered, among other things, a mosaic floor and a possible bath house.
Until the early 19th century Boughspring was known as Bowels Green. It originated as a squatter settlement on the southern edge of Tidenham Chase during the 17th and 18th centuries. A house called Caine's Hill House had been built there by 1670 east of the lane leading from Wibdon, and by 1815 there were around ten cottages scattered around the junction of the lanes at Boughspring.
A Wesleyan chapel was built at Boughspring in 1836 – it had a congregation of around 45 in 1851. The Wesleyan community died out in the early years of the 20th century, and the chapel, which was used for a time in the 1920s as a church boys' club, was demolished in the 1960s and a house built on the site.
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