Horsley, Gloucestershire

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Horsley is a village and civil parish near the small Cotswold town of Nailsworth. The population at the 2011 census was 820.[1] It is in Gloucestershire in the South West of England. The origins of the name Horsley are much debated, though it is thought that it originates from "Horse in a field" after the large number of horses kept in fields on its rolling hillside.

Horsley Court on Narrowcut Lane dates back to c1690. The house was altered and enlarged c1820, with a central tower added in c1850. It was built for the Webb family of clothiers.

Facilities[edit]

Horsley has a C of E Primary School, a C of E church, a community shop, a village hall, Ruskin Mill Education Trust, and a newly rebuilt pub (The Hog, formerly the Bell & Castle). St Martin's Church serves not only as the village's parish church but also as the school hall for the Primary School and as a performance space for the community and surrounding area. For this reason it is also referred to as the "3 in 1".

Publications[edit]

Horsley has two newsletters, 'Over the Wall' which is quarterly and 'The Horse's Mouth' which is the church's parish magazine and is published monthly.

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Coordinates: 51°40′50″N 2°14′5″W / 51.68056°N 2.23472°W / 51.68056; -2.23472